July — August, 2014
Hildebrandt Studio is pleased to present In Search of Modern, a collective exhibition reflecting on the notion of form and function in American and European design during the 20th century.
The title of the exhibition stems from Marcel Proust’s novel “A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time)”, a prominent literary work of the 20th century. Certain affinities with the novel can be found at the core of this exhibition, in the sense that the focus of the novel, much like the focus of this exhibition, is not necessarily on the development of a coherent evolution, but rather on a multiplicity of perspectives, and on the formation of experience.
In this exhibition, Hildebrandt Studio presents examples of seminal work by modernist designers, architects, furniture makers and ceramicists and it engages the contemporary viewer in a discourse on design during the modern industrial boom, a socially progressive era and a trend of thought that affirmed the power of human beings to create, improve and reshape their environment with the aid of practical experimentation, scientific knowledge and technology.
The rise of modern design to public prominence indicates that the distance in perspective between modernism and contemporary is less than often assumed. This exhibition contributes to the ongoing process of absorbing one of the most influential and inventive times in design and architecture.
The exhibition features the work of: Gae Aulenti, Eileen Gray, Greta Grossman, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Pollock, George Nelson, Paul McCobb, Milo Baughman, Ben Seibel, Hans Wegner, Torbjorn Afdal, Robert Maxwell, David Cressey, John Follis, Malcom Leland and La Gardo Tackett.
Hildebrandt Studio is located at 5880 Blackwelder Street, Los Angeles, CA 90232. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7 pm, by appointment. For additional information or to make an appointment please call 323-401-5880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.