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Coy Howard Gallery Exhibition
Part I: From Hand to Mouse, from Furniture to Architecture
On view Oct 8-Nov 7
A two-part exhibition by SCI-Arc long-time faculty member Coy Howard will be presented in the SCI-Arc Gallery this fall, with Part I - From Hand to Mouse, From Furniture to Architecture opening on October 8 and continuing on view through November 7, 2010.
SCI-Arc alum Orhan Ayyuce (B.Arch '81) recently interviewed Coy Howard for Archinect:
"A group of young architects led by Frank Gehry were making buildings with plywood and drywall but were doing them outrageously. It quickly caught on by the students as most of the group were teaching architecture in UCLA and newly opened SCI-Arc. Unofficially, Coy Howard was the house poet of that dynamic, exploratory and highly mobile group of the moment." Read the full interview >>
From Hand to Mouse, From Furniture to Architecture addresses the act of seeing and the resultant sense of wonder. The exhibition comprises 50 images of three of Howard's speculative architectural projects and a selection of furniture designs that investigate formal inventiveness and individual artistic vision. Each image aims to seduce the viewer to relish the act of seeing, which is heightened as viewers engage with the work by first moving a sheer curtain behind which the images are mounted.
In this exhibition Howard, who positions himself as an apostle of opposites and mystery, proposes a new and innovative architecture. Present in these images is a hint of a built future made rich with new materials and technologies, yet full of deep memories and poignant desires.
Part I of Coy Howard’s exhibition was generously funded by a gift from Max Palevsky.
About Coy Howard
Coy Howard, the principal of Coy Howard & Company, is an award-winning designer with a broad spectrum of interests and accomplishments. His furniture is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Denver Art Museum. Examples of his graphic design work are in the collections of several international museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has advised such major institutions as the Getty Center, Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work has been published widely, and his awards include Progressive Architecture (PA) citations, 1977 and 1980; Architectural Record House, 1988; Woodworkers Institute of America Award, 1986; and Western Art Directors Club, 1980. In 1999, his work was part of an exhibition at the Galleri ROM in Oslo. His Palevsky Residence and Ashley Residence, as well as designs for furniture, were published in Coy Howard: Enough About Me (1995). He holds a B.Arch from the University of Texas and an M.Arch from UCLA. He has directed the Environmental Arts program at Otis College of Art and Design and the undergraduate program at SCI-Arc, where he is currently a faculty member.