Benjamin, Maloof & McIntosh
9002 Melrose Avenue
Oct 30, 5 PM - 7 PM — ends Jan 08, 2022
This exhibition, celebrating the mid-century modern aesthetic in its many expressions, marries paintings and sculpture by Karl Benjamin, Sam Maloof’s furniture designs, and ceramic sculpture by Harrison McIntosh. The three men were friends as well as members of the blossoming art scene centered around Claremont, California, which grew into a hub of artistic innovation and cross-pollination during the postwar era. Characterized by minimal lines, synthesis of organic and geometric forms, and restrained decoration, these works are unified by the streamlined sensibility that flourished in art, design, and architecture in mid-century America.