The Month Ahead: A Frank Lloyd Wright House Finds a New Home + A Retrospective of NY’s Postmodern Art and Design Scene

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Nov 2, 2015 9:53PM

Our Month Ahead series rounds up noteworthy shows, news, and other happenings in the design and architecture communities.


Opening / Closing

Across the U.S.:

Los Angeles

Concrete bench with round legs, 2012
SEOMI International
Steam 25, 2015
SEOMI International

The third installation of SEOMI International’s Living in Art Series, “Living in Art III: Metamorphosis,” closes November 20th and features the work of Joana Vasconcelos, Lee Hun Chung, and Bae Se Hwa, among others.

San Francisco

Portrait of Tung Chiang and works on view in “Throwing Light.” Photos by Mariko Reed.


On November 6th, the Boiler Room at Heath Ceramics will open their next show featuring the work of Heath Clay Studio director Tung Chiang. “Design Series 3: Throwing Light” is part of the gallery’s annual exploration of a single object type; while the first two iterations involved studies of the candleholder and the vase, this year the focus is on lighting.

Dining table, ca. 1950
R & Company
"Grasshopper" floor lamp , ca. 1955
R & Company

San Francisco-based gallery HEDGE has partnered with New York’s R & Company for a co-curated exhibition featuring the likes of Greta Magnusson Grossman and Joaquim Tenreiro, running through December 5th.

Bentonville, AR

Left: Living space to foyer of the Bachman-Wilson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; photos by Nancy Nolan Photography. Right: Dining area of the Bachman-Wilson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; photos by Nancy Nolan Photography.

On November 11th, after much anticipation, the recently reconstructed Bachman-Wilson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954, will open to the public in its new home at Arkansas’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Tickets are available to the public to view the modernist home starting November 2nd.

New York

Opening November 5th at Magen H Gallery, Art et Industrie explores the eponymous New York-based, postmodern movement that rocked the downtown art and design scene in the 1970s. The opening will also be occasion to celebrate the book launch of the associated catalogue, featuring the words of the movement’s patron saint Rick Kaufmann.

Also opening November 5th at Patrick Parrish Gallery is an exhibition of 20 new works by Doug Johnston, “what it is.”

Lampe Feuille / Leaf Lamp, ca. 1960
Demisch Danant
Secret Cube, 2013
Demisch Danant

In the interim before opening in their new space on 12th street, the site of the oldest Italian bookstore in America, Demisch Danant will feature the prodigious career of French designer Maria Pergay through the online exhibition “Maria Pergay - Celebrating Five Decades of Design.” Pergay celebrated her 85th birthday on October 28th and continues to produce new work. 

Calm Link Necklace
Jason Jacques Inc.
Victoria Earrings
Jason Jacques Inc.

Uptown, Jason Jacques will debut a new body of work by William Ehrlich, previously an architect, who has since turned his designer’s eye towards jewelry. Check out William Ehrlich Jewelry opening on November 3rd. 

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Meretricious Untitled 3, 2015
David Gill Gallery
Meretricious Untitled 11, 2015
David Gill Gallery

At David Gill Gallery, Cuban-American artist and designer Jorge Pardo shows his computer-generated, abstracted portraits in the solo exhibition “Meretricious,” on now until November 11th. Use a critical eye and see if you can spot the faces of some of the most renowned art critics of the 20th century in Pardo’s surreal furnishings.

Design Museum London’s next exhibition, celebrating the design innovation behind cycling opens November 18th, entitled “Cycle Revolution: Extraordinary bicycles and the people who ride them.”


Galerie Yves Gastou will present a selection of newly acquired works starting November 3rd.

On November 15th, the exhibition “Treasures of Sand and Fire, Glass and Crystal” at Les Arts Décoratifs, 14th- 21st Century, showcasing pieces of the museum’s permanent collection, closes at Musée des Arts Décoratifs.


Stoned Chair 1, 2015
Etage Projects
Stoned Shelf with Objects, 2015
Etage Projects

Sourced from a single stone quarry in Öland, Sweden, Fredrik Paulsen’s new work in “STONED” uses the rose-colored rock to experiment with both new sources of inspiration and new material practices for design. Paulsen’s work can be seen at Etage Projects until November 28th.


All paddles are raised for design this November! Paddle8 hosts a benefit auction in support of the Museum of Arts and Design, with bids closing on November 2nd. November 3rd is a day full of design at Christie’s, with both a design and a historical design sale. The following day, Sotheby’s London will have their dedicated design sale with historic highlights from the likes of Gio Ponti and Hans J. Wegner alongside the contemporary works of Fernando & Humberto Campana and Ron Arad. Finally, Wright hosts their Scandinavian Design auction November 5th with the Design Masterworks auction following on November 19th.


New York

The Salon Art + Design, held annually at the Park Avenue Armory, running from November 12th to the 16th, brings together international galleries showcasing a variety of art and design, both historical and contemporary. Artsy will also be hosting designer- and architect-led tours of the fair.


Programming around the Chicago Architecture Biennial continues throughout November, with a majority of events held at the Chicago Cultural Center, which is also home to the exhibition “BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago.”

New Haven

Starting November 12th, the Yale Art Gallery will host a two-day symposium entitled “Ceramic Presence: Conversations on Making, Looking and the Museum,” discussing the broader context for ceramics in the late 20th century.

—Kristina Parsons

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