Doyle Lane : Clay Paintings
The Landing at Reform
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1st, 7 pm
Photo: Ben Serar
Reform has unearthed some work by Doyle which has never been on public display. You do not want to miss this!
In this, her second book, Leslie beautifully photographed the homes and studios of Eurpoean designers such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Finn Juhl, and Achille Castiglioni.
This is not one of those books you flip through once and then stick it on the shelf. There is so much depth to the photos, be it the custom aspects of the the living spaces, the artifacts on the shelves, or the task of trying to ID all the furniture. Case in point, the Eames leg splint hanging on the wall and there's an Alvar Aalto brick on the heater.
Considering how great her first book (Handcrafted Modern) was, she must have been under a lot of pressure with this sophomore outing. She definitely pulled it off.
"Why not take paintings out of doors where one may sit and watch the changing play of sunshine on the glazes, and thus have changes of mood during the day?" - Doyle Lane via Objects USA
In 1957, the Eames Office designed the station, rail yard, office, signage, posters, and tickets for the one-fifth scale Griffith Park Railroad. Deborah Sussman from the Eames Office was one of the designers on this project.
Sadly, in 1961 the lease belonging to Sam Bornstein (the operator who hired the Eames Office) was terminated and the new operators altered the design. It was eventually removed entirely.