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CSULB Wood Professor Ryan Taber in solo exhibition at Torrance Art Museum

Posted on April 1, 2019 by School of Art

1500wCSULB Wood Professor Ryan Taber is having solo exhibition at Torrance Art Museum. Entitled Auratic Geometries: A Grammar of Period Furniture and Periodic Eversion the show features works from a number of Taber’s ongoing projects that explore the cultural and economic significance, mythologies and representations of historic furniture and decorative objects. Throughout the exhibition, these works reference designs from the 1790s through the 1960s that have played an important role in defining the design history and cultural identity of the Americas from the colonial occupation through the end of the Modern period. Some of these pieces are based on designs that originated in other geographies and cultures and were adopted and ideologically repurposed in new colonial territories. Others are the product of individuals and groups searching for a new design language to define a different way of living in a new world. The works in this exhibition consider conditions and processes that imbue furniture objects with ideologies through the intention of designers and patrons, historical narratives and mythologies. The exhibition will run from March 30 through May 17, 2019.

Congratulations Prof. Taber!


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