The chromatic gradients range from shades of pink to light green, in a high gloss metallic finish. The candy configuration strives for the abstraction and flatness typical of a cartoon fantasy, and diverges from any manner of ‘truth’ in realism and representation.
Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Ave., B-270Map
Manferdini’s site-specific “Eye Candy” installation attracted architecture and design curators from the LACMA, the MOMA (NY), and the Art Institute of Chicago among other notable institutions, all eager to see one of Manferdini’s first privately-commissioned installations in years. Several works of the installation were borrowed by other museums—the Museum of Contemporay Art, Santa Barbara, exhibited several of the printed stainless steel low tables Manferdini produced just for Eye Candy. The work’s colorful façade, glossy surface and signature digitally-rendered vinylprints would soon form the basis for a more ambitious work—Tempera, a large-scale, dimensional indoor pavilion exhibited in “A New Sculpturalism” at the Geffin Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/2013/09/atelier-manferdini.html).