Thanks to Pat Epstein for tipping me off to this opening at the Oakland Museum on Thursday: In its sculpture court and gallery 555, the Oakland Museum has organized a show of furniture-artists-turned-inventors.
Shawn HibmaCronan‘s get-away school desk and other personal movement machines look like materialized daydreams, while Nemo Gould‘s Victorian robots remind me of sculptures that might have existed in the collection of Prince Armitage Ranjit Dakkar – it could have been the artist’s name which inspired the connection, but it could also have been the giant moving squid on 12th street…
Event: Shawn HibmaCronan and Nemo Gould at the Oakland Museum
Venue: the sculpture court and gallery 555
Dates: May 27 – July 30, 2010
Ambiance: sunny, sanded, and polished