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Exhibitions

The World Was Written In Clay: Edith Heath and the Evolution of Heath Ceramics

Oakland Museum of California Art; Fall 2019; curator

The World Was Written In Clay: Edith Heath and the Evolution of Heath Ceramics makes connections between the historical archives and the more ubiquitous sides of consumption and production, constructing a new narrative about a company that rode the post-war wave of innovative design and struggled to maintain relevance in the constantly changing American landscape.

Cabin Fever

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada; June 8 – September 8, 2018; co-curator

Cabin Fever traces the tradition of the cabin in Canada and the United States—from the settlement of the frontier to contemporary depictions in digital media—showing how this humble architectural form has been appropriated for its symbolic value and helped shape a larger cultural identity.

Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern

University Art Museum, CSULB; January 28 – April 9, 2017; co-curator

Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern relates the story of Southern California’s largest and most prominent mid-century retailer of modern furniture and design. Based in Long Beach from 1938-1982, Frank Bros. embodied the optimistic post-war ethos of the American consumer, bringing fresh and exciting designs to the public not only through well-sourced inventory, but also with an innovative program of advertising, mailers, in-store exhibitions and off-site custom interiors.

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Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada; April 13 – September 15, 2013; co-curator

Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life charts the evolution of the hotel from its humble origins as an isolate and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently within the global landscape. (Read More →)

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Kai Althoff

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada; November 2008 – February 2009; co-curator

In the first Canadian exhibition of Althoff’s work, the exhibition will focus primarily on new material. Central to the exhibition will be a collaborative installation entitled The Weaving Place. A selection of previously shown works will also be featured, providing a contextual and historical basis for the artist’s work. (Read More →)

A Beautiful Nothing: The Architecture of Edward A. Killingsworth

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara; July – October 2008; co-curator

A Beautiful Nothing: The Architecture of Edward A. Killingsworth is the first major presentation of the designs of the Southern California architect, Edward Abel Killingsworth, FAIA (1917-2004), who achieved international prominence during the 1960s with his signature light-weight wooden post-and-lintel residences and commercial buildings. This exhibition will feature fourteen of Killingsworth’s most provocative unrealized projects, set amid a photographic timeline which will mark his pivotal built and destroyed works. (Read More→)

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