Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Allee Willis and Her Fantastic Museum of Kitsch

The NY Times has an article about Allee Willis, a Grammy- and Emmy-winning songwriter, producer and artist who lives in a veritable museum of kitsch.

"Her furniture includes an amoeba-shaped coffee table bought years ago at a vintage store on Melrose Avenue, an Eames lounge chair, Lucite dining chairs, a Chromcraft recliner and a Sputnik chandelier. Among the art and accessories in her home are her own whimsical paintings and sculptures, a red ladybug transistor radio, half a dozen globe-shaped TVs with original chains for hanging and clear plastic ottomans with flower displays inside."

Obviously this house is rad and you can check out the pictures in the article, OR YOU CAN VISIT THE HOUSE AND MEET ALLEE during Ami Davis' summer course Easy Art: Kitsch and Popular Culture.

This is a pretty fantastic opportunity, and the whole class just looks fun. Also Allee seems like the kind of person that you would definitely want to hang out and have a drink with (not sure if alcohol is included in the tour, but still).

Class details are here, full article here. Images by Ethan Pines for The New York Times.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Your Show - Tomorrow Night!

Don't forget, the opening reception for It's Your Show is this Friday, June 17 from 7-9pm at the 1010 Westwood Center (4th floor gallery).

Hope to see everybody there!