A clip from "Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958–1968", a film by 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts Glenn Holsten. Made as a companion piece to the 2010 exhibition at the University of the Arts' Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, curated by Sid Sachs, now on view through January at the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibition and film have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative with additional support from the Marketing Innovation Program. Additional funding for the film has been generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and the Quaker Chemical Foundation.
The Artist's Museum video series looks at eight significant artists who have produced some of the finest contemporary works in Los Angeles from 1980 to present day. Structured as extended studio visits, these videos capture each artists’ creative process and motivations, developing a rich narrative on the vitality of the Los Angeles artist community.
This series was produced in support of the exhibition THE ARTIST’S MUSEUM: A showcase of works by 146 artists who have helped shape the artistic dialogue in Los Angeles in the last 30 years.
On view at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen More info moca.org
"It's a shame to only have dreams at night. You should have a few opportunities during the day." This wistful quote from Stephen Alesch speaks volumes about the spaces he and Robin Standefer create as architects and designers. Their firm Roman & Williams, is named for their grandparents, paying homage to another era. Together, they draw on the evocative moods, textures, and meaningful objects that linger somewhere between past and present. Their work is infused with memory and allows participants to connect with a more romantic and important time.
Alesch still renders all of their presentations by hand, a skill he has preserved and honed from an early age. Standefer evolved her skills as a painter into creating sets for the likes of Scorsese. As a team they have developed an approach to creating buildings and interiors that reveres craft and tradition, combined with a contemporary viewpoint. This unique vision has lead to a number of important public and private projects including the Ace Hotel, The Standard Hotel, and 211 Elizabeth. Photo by Rose Callahan