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Architecture & Design Film Festival: Gray Matters
June 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pmFree
On Thursday, June 4th, Helms Bakery partners with the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) and AIA Los Angeles to bring you a series of films and conversations that explore how art, architecture and design influence our daily lives.
Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture.
6:00 pm Reception
6:30 pm Film Screening
7:45 pm Q & A with Frederick L. Greene, Ph.D , Gray Matters Researcher & Writer and Kyle Bergman, AIA, ADFF Festival Director
Seating is Limited – Please RSVP.
CEU Credit available for Architects.
Light Bites and Beverages provided by the New School of Cooking.
Free Parking is located in the Valet lot at Helms Avenue and Venice Boulevard.
ABOUT THE FILM
2014/Ireland & USA/72 Minutes
Director Marco Orsini
Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the 20th century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought after designer and decorator in the next before reinventing herself as an architect, a field in which she laboured largely in obscurity.
Apart from the accolades that greeted her first building –persistently and perversely credited to her mentor–her pioneering work was done quietly, privately and to her own specifications. But she lived long enough (98) to be re-discovered and acclaimed. Today, with her work commanding extraordinary prices and attention, her legacy, like its creator, remains elusive, contested and compelling.