Art and Architecture Collide in Los Angeles

Danielle Rago
Jul 30, 2013 10:19PM

Art and architecture collide in a site-specific installation by LA-based artist and architect Bryony Roberts at the iconic Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles. Part of an annual artist-in-residency program at the VDL House that invites contemporary artists to engage with the modern architecture of the house (last year, French artist Xavier Veilhan installed a series of 15 graphic sculptures in and around the residence that referenced the architect's design principles in terms of volume, balance and minimalism) to continue this ethos of experimentation originated by Austrian architect Richard Neutra in the 1930s. This year's installation Inverting Neutra reconsiders the relationship between the iconic modern house, the architect who created it and the surrounding environment of Southern California – both past and present through a series of linear projections that manifest themselves in different shades and lengths of blue satin chord. Derivative of the house in form and methodology, Roberts’ artwork connects old/new and positive/negative to create spatial organizations that exist somewhere between organic/rational and interior/exterior.  Inverting Neutra is currently on view through September 7, 2013. 

The full story was published on DomusWeb on July 29, 2013.

All photographs Copyright Jaime Kowal.

Danielle Rago
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