'Ray Eames: In the Spotlight' at Art Center, Pasadena
A recent exhibit at the Williamson Gallery at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design takes a colorful look at the influences and creative processes that shaped the work of one of the most important designers of the past century- Ray Eames.
Ray Eames: In the Spotlight features letters, notes, sketches, paintings, photographs, process drawings, furniture, films, and collections tracing Ray Eames's varied interests and her interaction with key people, places and institutions.
An intimate study of Ray's world, the exhibition concentrates on the iterative, hands-on process that the famous Charles and Ray Eames team are known for, as well as the 'way-it-should-be-ness' that defined how they worked and lived. (a+d)
The following photos are a few of our favorite vignettes from the event:
In alignment with the couple's emphasis on exploration and innovation, the beautifully curated collection features an array of interactive and multimedia presentations, providing a rich visual narrative.
Through these visual stories and timelines, both her professional work, including bold geometric textiles for Herman Miller, as well as her personal sketches, diaries, and correspondence convey an evolving artistic process of exploring, creating and innovating.
For a more in-depth look at the exhibition and virtual tour, see the short video below or view it online.