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Arcana Hosts A Book Signing + Conversation With Johnston Marklee
July 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
On Saturday, July 9th from 4 to 6PM, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts in welcoming their very own architects, Johnston Marklee partners Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, for a conversation and book signing inside the gorgeous Arcana showroom they created. The afternoon will address the architectural firm’s design process and engagement with contemporary art practices in conversation with artist Veronika Kellndorfer, one of the collaborators on their new monograph, HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE.
The talk will be followed by a book signing.
8675 Washington Boulevard, Culver City
About Johnston Marklee
Founded by partners Sharon Johnston, F.A.I.A. and Mark Lee in 1998, Johnston Marklee is internationally recognized for its diverse portfolio of architecture, engaging the physical and cultural circumstances of each project through a precise synthesis of structural form, materiality, and atmospheric light. The work of the firm pays tribute to a specific Southern Californian interpretation of modernism, and at the same time operates at the intersection of a global and local dialogue. Since founding Johnston Marklee, Johnston and Lee have forged a leading role in the cultural discourse around contemporary art and architecture, eliciting design collaborations with distinguished museums, foundations, and artists around the world. Complementing this far-reaching network, the firm’s work is recognized for being deeply rooted in the history and foundations of the discipline.
About Veronika Kellndorfer
Originally through painting and more recently through photography, Veronika Kellndorfer has been concerned with the physical and social construction of space. In her recent body of work, Kellndorfer photographed classic modernist architectural landmarks in Los Angeles including the only house built by Oscar Niemeyer in the United States, Rudolph Schindler’s Lovell Beach House, John Lautner’s Silvertop home in Silver Lake, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House, among others. Yet, rather than capturing the iconic wide-angle views of these famously photographed homes, Kellndorfer focuses on the intimate details of windows and reflections and how they reveal the ephemeral nature of seeing, as well as the subjectivity of space. This ambiguity of space is heightened by the artist’s use of highly reflective glass panels that are often life-sized, and when displayed in a public setting, museum or gallery, invites the viewer to experience his or her own subjective surroundings.
Her exhibition Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi will be on view at Christopher Grimes Gallery from July 8th through September 2nd, 2016.