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From Bauhaus to Our House. Contemporary Explorations of the Bauhaus Movement

Exhibition  /  14 Sep 2019  -  31 Oct 2019
Published: 11.10.2019
Bauhaus Boogie Pendant by Jim Bove..
Bauhaus Boogie Pendant by Jim Bove.

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Intro
A Group Exhibition inspired by the 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus Movement. Celebrating the ideology with contemporary textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and jewelry.

Artist list

Adela Akers, Curtis Arima, Hanne Behrens, Jim Bove, Lia Cook, Erik & Martin Demaine, Arata Fuchi, John Garrett, Joanne Haywood, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Inwha Lee, John McQueen, Gerri Rachins, Lynne Sausele, Christina Smith, Michelle Yun
About Gerri Rachins
In a work of art, the laws of the physical world, the intellectual world, and the world of spirit function and are expressed simultaneously.
/ Walter Gropius, architect, designer, teacher and Bauhaus founder.
This color structure is influenced by Johannes Itten, the artist, teacher, and color theorist who was appointed by Gropius, to oversee and teach the preliminary course that all incoming Bauhaus students were required to take.

About Erik & Martin Demaine
An exciting new piece made for our From Bauhaus to Our House exhibition:
This piece is an imagined collaboration with Josef Albers, who was a pioneer of the Bauhaus, modern art education, and curved-crease folding. Our curved-crease sculpture is always inspired by Albers' foldings from the late 1920s, but we wanted to incorporate his later work on colored murals. Specifically, we adapted Albers' infamous 25' × 55' mural “Manhattan” (1963) that was in the lobby of the Met Life building (formerly the Pan Am building) until its controversial removal in 2000. Because the piece is currently in a landfill, we based our interpretation on the better-documented “Maquette for Pan Am Building Mural” (1963). We took the repeating middle part of the design, warped it around a circle, printed it onto paper, and folded along aligned concentric circular creases. The resulting pieces newly combine two aspects of Albers' work in a way that we hope he would find exciting.

About Curtis Arima
This piece is inspired by the Bauhaus movement and its interest in light reflection and optics. The brooch is constructed from titanium and carved/polished glass that has been reworked into a polished lens. When looking through the glass it distorts the lines under the brooch and will alter the view of the fabric of its wearer.
Curtis H. Arima is a metalsmith and who makes jewelry and sculpture in multiple mediums in his Berkeley studio. He earned a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His publications include Metalsmith Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Lapidary Journal, the Lark 500 Series books, and New Brooches.
He is the Co-chair of the Jewelry & Metal Art Program at CCA where he enjoys teaching students different approaches to making art, and help them find their artistic identities.

About Christina Smith
Artists Represented:
Gunta Stölzl – Textile Designer, Walter Gropius – Architect + Bauhaus Founder, Martha Erps-Breuer – Textile Designer + Biologist, Anonymous - Physical Education, Margaret Leiteritz – Librarian + Painter, Wera Meyer-Waldeck – Architect, Katt Both – Architect, Gertrude Hantschk (Not used) – Photographer + Textile Designer
I chose the above women (and one man) for their collective Bauhaus stories and for the poses that were made of them as entire figures – and so for the neckpiece’s technical look.
When I was researching the Bauhaus, I found that my information was limited to my university design classes and art history course content. The Bauhaus premise starting out was that there would be gender equality unlike other arts and architecture schools of the time but some male faculty at the Bauhaus decided to relegate the women to the weaving studio and other appropriate disciplines. One of the women that broke out of that was the metalsmith Marianne Brandt whom succeeded Moholy-Nagy as the workshop’s studio director in 1928.
I really wanted to include Anni Albers and Marianne Brandt but I could not find full-figures images for this piece (they were pictured at the loom and the bench respectively which hid some body parts). I decided to use the t-square and circles w/geometric perforated shapes as my objects to represent the design elements of the Bauhaus. Most of the above figurative images come from the book Bauhaus Mädels – A Tribute To Pioneering Women Artists by Patrick Rössler – a very good reference for this project.


About Lia Cook:
Based on data visualization by Bradley Shanrock - Solberg studies conducted with exhibitions comparing the emotional response to woven face versus a print of the same face.
 

Opening

5th of October, Saturday, 3 pm - 5 pm.
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Gerri Rachins. Painting: Converge, 2019. Oil, acrylic, flash paints, graphite, colored pencil, beveled birch wood panel.. 66 x 66 x 2.54 cm. Gerri Rachins
Painting: Converge, 2019
Oil, acrylic, flash paints, graphite, colored pencil, beveled birch wood panel.
66 x 66 x 2.54 cm
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Erik & Martin Demaine. Object: Pan Albers, 2019. Mi-teintes watercolour paper.. 17.8 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm. Erik & Martin Demaine
Object: Pan Albers, 2019
Mi-teintes watercolour paper.
17.8 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm
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Curtis Arima. Brooch: Distorted View, 2019. Titanium, carved and polished glass, stainless steel.. Curtis Arima
Brooch: Distorted View, 2019
Titanium, carved and polished glass, stainless steel.
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John Garrett. Piece: Cabin Quilt, 2019. Various materials in and on hardware cloth.. 122 x 122 cm. John Garrett
Piece: Cabin Quilt, 2019
Various materials in and on hardware cloth.
122 x 122 cm
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Ana Lisa Hedstrom. Textile: Our Wide Blue & Black Sea, 2019. Eco-felt manufactured from re-cycled plastic bottles.. 251.5 x 99.1 cm. Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Textile: Our Wide Blue & Black Sea, 2019
Eco-felt manufactured from re-cycled plastic bottles.
251.5 x 99.1 cm
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Arata Fuchi. Ring: Time Perspective, 2019. Oxidized silver 950, fine gold, platinum.. 2.5 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm. Arata Fuchi
Ring: Time Perspective, 2019
Oxidized silver 950, fine gold, platinum.
2.5 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm
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Joanne Haywood. Pendant: Geo Weave Talisman, 2019. Cotton, brass, silver, opal beads, wooden bead, merino felt, linen yarn, cotton yarn, polyester yarn, flax yarn.. 15.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm; L: 63.5 cm. Joanne Haywood
Pendant: Geo Weave Talisman, 2019
Cotton, brass, silver, opal beads, wooden bead, merino felt, linen yarn, cotton yarn, polyester yarn, flax yarn.
15.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm; L: 63.5 cm
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Adela Akers. Piece: Crossings, 2019. Linen, horsehair, paint, metal foil.. 27.9 x 35.6 cm. Adela Akers
Piece: Crossings, 2019
Linen, horsehair, paint, metal foil.
27.9 x 35.6 cm
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Hanne Behrens. Pendant: Bauhaus 2 Pendant, 2019. 925 silver, 585 gold, amber.. Hanne Behrens
Pendant: Bauhaus 2 Pendant, 2019
925 silver, 585 gold, amber.
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Inwha Lee. Object: Shadow Color, 2019. Porcelain, pigment.. Inwha Lee
Object: Shadow Color, 2019
Porcelain, pigment.
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Michelle Yun. Brooch: Facade 1, 2019. Sterling silver, fine silver raised to the top.. Michelle Yun
Brooch: Facade 1, 2019
Sterling silver, fine silver raised to the top.
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Bauhaus Masters by John McQueen..
Bauhaus Masters by John McQueen.

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Christina Smith. Necklace: Women of the Bauhaus (+ One Man), 2019. Sterling silver.. Christina Smith
Necklace: Women of the Bauhaus (+ One Man), 2019
Sterling silver.
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Lia Cook. Piece: Think Different, 2019. Cotton, rayon, woven.. 170.2 x 127 cm. Lia Cook
Piece: Think Different, 2019
Cotton, rayon, woven.
170.2 x 127 cm
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Lynne Sausele. Necklace: Summer Tone, 2019. Beaded cord.. L: 160 cm. Lynne Sausele
Necklace: Summer Tone, 2019
Beaded cord.
L: 160 cm
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