where one may sit and watch the changing play of sunshine on the glazes,
and thus have changes of mood during the day? - Doyle Lane
"On Thursday, May 1st, the Landing—the fine art gallery housed within the rare furniture gallery Reform—will launch its new exhibition, DOYLE LANE: CLAY PAINTINGS, which features two pieces on loan from the California African American Museum (CAAM).
"Doyle Lane's ceramic works are in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Smithsonian and LACMA. Most active in the 1950s-1970s, L.A.-based Lane made clay paintings, pots, jewelry and murals that are vivid expressions of California Modernism. He used clay as a vehicle for his groundbreaking innovations in glazing, building surfaces that highlight and celebrate the natural irregularities in the materials he used. This exhibition will feature several of Lane's pieces--including large murals--that have never been publicly shown, plus a host of Lane ephemera, including original show programs and catalogues. This new show focuses on Lane’s clay paintings, murals and mosaics—those bright, arresting pieces Lane made to be suited for either inside or outside installation. Lane meant these larger works—especially the murals and mosaics—to interact with the natural world. Said Lane, “Why not take paintings out of doors where one may sit and watch the changing play of sunshine on the glazes, and thus have changes of mood during the day?"
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