Lecture: Friday November 1, 2013 | 5:00 pm Business Rotunda (03-213), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Allan & Ellen Wexler

Friday November 1, 2013 | 5:00 pm  Business Rotunda (03-213), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Allan Wexler and Ellen Wexler are a collaborative team involved in interdisciplinary projects that aim to dissolve the boundaries between the fine arts and the applied arts, between furniture design, architecture and theatrical performance, between sculpture and interactive exhibition design and between the practice and the research of architecture. 

The Wexler’s works include architecture, public and private art commissions and museum education environments. They explore human activity and the built environment as they isolate, elevate, and monumentalize daily rituals such as dining, sleeping, and bathing. The works, in turn, become mechanisms that activate ritual, ceremony and movement, turning these ordinary activities into theater. 

In 2013 Allan Wexler was awarded the Henry J. Leir Prize for his work, Gardening Sukkah, in recognition of work that expresses the dynamic, ever-evolving practice of religion today. Allan Wexler is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City and teaches in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. 

For more information on Allan and Ellen Wexler, visit allanwexlerstudio.com

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Vellum Furniture Design Competition & Exhibition www.architecture.calpoly.edu/content/exhibitions/vellum/vellum