This Saturday I will be showing work in the California Design Biennial, which takes place at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. As the name implies, it is a showcase of California designers featuring fashion, furniture, transportation, consumer products, and graphic design.
The work I am showing is a digitally created, ASCII-like vinyl mural called California Pastoral. The mural, a 30′ x 7′ layout of vinyl text installed on a glass wall, was originally commissioned by United States Artists for their offices. United States Artists is an organization created to identify and support American artists, providing around 50 fellowships yearly. California Pastoral creates a large-scale image of lush foliage out of 1/2″ tall text abbreviations of the 50 states. The work provides a layer of privacy to the USA offices, as well as a dramatic backdrop to the front workspaces.
The show opens with a public reception on the 18th of August from 8-10 pm. The museum charges $5 admission. The show will be up until the 30th of September.
See PMCA for more information.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E Union St
Pasadena, CA 91101
I have photos of the original mural up on flickr, if you want a peek. For the show, I am recreating a full scale portion of the mural, plus showing a video about how it was made.