press release

Since the mid-1980s, artist and designer Roy McMakin has built a loyal following for his highly individual and witty furniture design. His showroom in Los Angeles was regularly patronized by the art and film community, which was enticed by McMakin's attention to detail, simple materials, and sense of humor. As his reputation as a furniture designer grew, McMakin continued to make art, and reintroduced himself to the art world in the late 1990s with a body of category-defying sculpture. Organized by MOCA Assistant Curator Michael Darling, Roy McMakin: A Door Meant as Adornment traces the development of McMakin’s career in art and design, and shows his fascination with the boundaries between utilitarian function and pure aesthetic form. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, the first on the artist's work.

Roy McMakin: A Door Meant as Adornment is sponsored by House & Garden. Additional generous support has been provided by The Ron Burkle Endowment for Architecture and Design Programs, the Pacific Design Center, and Audrey M. Irmas. In-kind support has been provided by Electrolux Home Products and Fine Paints of Europe.

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Roy McMakin
A Door Meant as Adornment
Kurator: Michael Darling