Oculus Gallery is pleased to present a selection of Italian (and Italian-inspired) fine furnishings, lighting and accessories entitled Italian Style: 1930s – 1980s. The exhibition will be held at VAROLA located at the Pacific Design Center.
The exhibition traces the Italian design movement’s trajectory from the inter-war years through the Post-Modern era to include the influence of traditional “Craft Arts” from through the early years of the Marshall Plan; how these earlier traditions led to high-quality, small-scale production of modern goods in the later 1940s and early 1950s; and finally, the emergence of a pan-European approach through the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
Italian Style: 1930s – 1980s will feature Italian works from Fontana Arte, Stilnovo, Cassina and Paolo de Poli, American-made pieces which utilize hand-crafted elements imported from Italy and Edward Wormley for Dunbar’s decidedly Italian-inspired La Gondola sofa from 1957.
The exhibition will run from January 25 through March 16, 2018. Opening hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am-5pm.
Please join us on Thursday, January 25th from 5:30 - 9pm for the opening reception of Italian Style: 1930s - 1980s. Refreshments will be served.
British Consulate Acquires War Poppy 1 by Giles Revell
Oculus Gallery and British artist Giles Revell are pleased to announce the donation of “War Poppy 1”, Revell’s 2015 artwork, to the Los Angeles British Consul General. The artwork will take place of prominence in the office of the recently–instated British Consul General, Michael Howells. Following Mr. Howells' tenure in Los Angeles, the work will be acquired by the United Kingdom Government Art Program which displays artwork in British Government buildings around the world, promoting British art and culture.