We love Moss. It feels like a gallery, with the added bonus that one can realistically purchase the pieces on display. And that's exactly the line between design and art that Studio Job is attempting to blur. They've taken seven functional, everyday objects, yet rendered them useless by magnifying them to resemble a prop from "Honey I Shrunk The Kids." Last evening, we were lucky enough to be invited to the Los Angeles opening of "Homework: Domestic Totems and Tableaux" at Moss. View fellow ATLA blogger Abby helping us show the scale of bronze pots and pans after the jump.
Homework consists of seven massive sculptures in polished bronze, including super-sized cooking pots, stools, lanterns, mugs and a coal bin. Each piece is whimsical in design (a la Alice in Wonderland), with the objects appearing too large too use despite the fact that each piece maintains functionality. While Moss is constantly blurring the edge of art and design, they raise a new question with Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job. Have the pair crossed the line with Homework? By rendering a coffee urn workable although useless by its sheer size--can we call it art? Moss does a fantastic job alongside Studio Job by initiating the dialogue between art and design.
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