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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

Heath Ceramics Annual Sale
November 21–25, 2014
Heath's annual sale at their locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sausalito offer deals on merchandise along with special presentations.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

 

 

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Deadline: December 8

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Gensler

Deadline: December 15
2015 Preservation Awards
Santa Monica Conservancy 

Deadline: December 31
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Deadline: January 16
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Nov052013

Exhibitions: Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!

Deborah Sussman's work includes the graphic identity for Standar Shoes and will be featured in a retrospective at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery in December. Courtesy WUHO Gallery/Woodbury University.Next month, Woodbury University’s WUHO Gallery will play host to Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!, an exhibition of the early and mid-career work of the groundbreaking environmental graphic designer Deborah Sussman, whose career highlights include stints in the Eames office as well responsibility for the identity and “pop-up” architecture for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

“We are finally starting to recognize, curate and celebrate the women designers who made US and specifically LA design so important in the post war and post modern era,” says architect Barbara Bestor, co-curator and co-organizer of the show along with Catherine Gudis, Thomas Kracauer, and Shannon Starkey. “From the renewed interest in Greta Grossman—who is now recognized as one of the great furniture designers in midcentury LA (and even has a desk re-issued by DWR), to the many designing women in the MOCAD/Autry show last year, the time has finally come to recognize, document and be inspired by these great designers.”

The exhibition, the first retrospective of her early work, will be part of a month-long celebration of Sussman that will also include a panel discussion and a poster publication. For Bestor, the timing is right to celebrate Sussman’s body of work, which has also included a collaboration with Gehry on the retail environment for J, Magnin  and even a one-week stage show for the Rolling Stones.

“I think that, from within the discipline, the outcry about the exclusion of Denise Scott-Brown from the Pritzker last year was a real wake up call, proving that women won't be recognized or remembered without serious documentation  and exhibition of their work and authorship,” notes Bestor. “The Wikipedia pages on women designers are woefully underrepresented; I have been able to find very few pages in the digital archives—except in instances where a women was recently documented in a show or an article.”

To support this project and learn more about the upcoming exhibition, visit its Kickstarter page

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