Sunday, January 20th, 10AM-11AM
$10 admission, FREE for MOCA members and students (includes light snacks and refreshments)
ArtNow! gives you the opportunity to engage with wildly disparate practices collectively known as “the art of our time” during this playful lecture series. For this lecture, MOCA Tucson invites renowned artist and designer Peter Shire to discuss his career spanning the past four decades. Prefaced by a short film about Peter, the artist will talk about his work as a founding member of Memphis, his recent solo exhibition at MOCA LA, as well as his current work at MOCA Tucson. This event is sponsored in part by the American Institute of Architects Southern Arizona chapter. Photo credit: The Selby / Courtesy of The Selby and Peter Shire Studio
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at categorization. He has created ceramics, furniture, toys, interior designs, and public sculptures that seem to at once reference and parody influences such as Bauhaus, Futurism, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. This subversive humor and playfulness extend throughout his work and made him a natural fit for the controversial and iconic Milan-based Memphis Design group, of which he was a founding member. A graduate of the famous Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, Peter Shire has an impressive exhibition record, including solo exhibitions at MOCA Pacific Design Center, The Jewish Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, A+D Museum, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art to name just a few. His work can be found in public collections and museums across the world.