Lecture by Allan Wexler California College of the Arts,
Presented by the Furniture Program
Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
Free and open to the public
Reception: 6 p.m.
More info: Vikki Del Rosario, vdelrosario[at]cca[dot]edu
Allan Wexler's career resists easy classification. He is best known as a hands-on maker. He explores the fields of architecture and design as an artist.
In the late 1960s Wexler was an early member of the group of architects and artists who questioned the perceived divide between art and the design disciplines. They called themselves "nonarchitects, antiarchitects, and paper architects."
Throughout his 45-year career he has reevaluated our most basic assumptions about our relationship to what we build, why we build, and how it affects our daily lives.
Wexler's works explore the poetics of space and the nonfunction in the functional, how we create ritual, the power of the handcrafted in the time of digital, and the use of chance and the value of accident, our body’s relationship to the built, and our roots from the primitive hut.
He has been represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York since 1984 and has exhibited, taught, and lectured nationally and internationally since 1972.
Sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation