Design Inspiration: The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Exhibition

From October 1 2011 – February 5 2012, The Getty Museum will feature gorgeous work from artists working in post WWII Los Angeles. This group sought out new techniques, forms of inspiration, subjects, and materials by drawing from the local surf and car cultures of the time. It’s the stark contrast, simplicity, and sleekness of works like Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas by Ed Ruscha that draws me to this exhibition.

Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, 1963, Ed Ruscha

Check out today’s bit of visual inspiration, courtesy of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition:

Gonna California, a conceptual record to accompany a conceptual display by Terry Allen. Listen to the track by clicking the record.

The 1970s also marked the beginning of women's groups like Womanhouse, a creative space for women at CalArts.

My next post in the Elements of Art series will cover shape and form; this painting, titled Up with in by Frederick Hammersley, is characteristic of his "Hunch" style and will surely show up in that post.

Frederick Eversley used a centrifuge to mold and ply resins and plastics into concave figures such as Untitled from 1970.

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