Two Artists Want You To Walk Through Their “House & Garden”
Now through June 11, 2022, visitors to the Stroll Garden gallery in Los Angeles can enter “House & Garden,” a unique and sensory-engaging installation that will recontextualize your relationship with familiar objects and elements. The installation is conceived by Analuisa Corrigan and Lily Clark, both contributing their own unique talents in their respective mediums. Complementing the exhibition will be Alice Lam’s live plant vignettes.
Corrigan’s subject matter is clay. She reimagined a series of everyday domestic objects into organic, figurative clay forms, including a ceramic chair, side tables, mirror, floor lamp, and floral arrangement. The objects are presented in a living room alongside a rug, wooden table, and TV. Corrigan allows clay’s inherent qualities to shine through. Each piece is created using a coil technique, then dried and sanded to its final form. The objects can take up to a month to make, from sketching and prototyping to final sanding.
Similarly, Clark’s architectural water fountains are made of ceramic, but the designer’s approach is more water-based. She’s inspired by large scale systems that control and channel water and brings these ideas down to scale through the form of a fountain. Like Corrigan, Clark hand-builds her fountains by rolling large slabs of clay and uses a template to cut them into shapes that she’ll carefully join at the seams. In “House & Garden,” Clark has incorporated stones sourced from the Whitewater query near Palm Springs. The stones play an important role in creating a desired water flow and sound.
Clark’s fountains are placed almost in-situ alongside Alice Lam’s sculptural floral installation. Lam, who founded the creative studio A.L. BASA, references Buddhist zen gardens, Isamu Noguchi, and California native plants to complete the “House & Garden” installation.
“House & Garden” is on view through June 11, 2022 at Stroll Garden at 7380 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.