Monday, August 15, 2011

Miranda July's Eleven Heavy Things at MOCA Pacific Design Center...

West Hollywood always seems to have great public art displays from the seven new sculptures along Santa Monica Boulevard to the neon Route-66 Lights, so you can imagine that I love this quirky new outdoor exhibit for Miranda July's 'Eleven Heavy Things' at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at the Pacific Design Center.

Finger Tablet, 2009
Finger Tablet Miranda July MOCA
My favourite piece of art and the one that really did catch my eye was this Finger Tablet, with its witty quote "This is not the first hole my finger has been in; nor will it be the last." It's fun and seems especially appropriate for its current West Hollywood locale.
Miranda July Eleven Heavy Things
Apparently this collection of modern artwork will be brightening the outside of the Pacific Design Center until October 23, 2011.

Pedestals for Guilty One, 2009
Pedestals for Guilty Ones Miranda July

Double Pink Shape, 2009
Double Pink Shape Miranda July
I love the fact that this irreverent display seems to be interactive too and I can just imagine lots of people having their picture taken with their heads through holes and in various creative scenarios.
Finger Tablet MOCA Pacific Design Center

Lace Shape, 2009
Lace Shape Miranda July MOCA
The mood of some of the pedestals pieces were slightly spoiled by the presence of bright orange traffic cones, but I'm assuming these are a temporary measure.

Pedestal for a Daughter, 2009
Pedestal for a Daughter MOCA

Burberry Shape, 2009
Burberry Shape Miranda July MOCA
When I see work like this I always wonder where these artists get their inspiration from. I can only imagine that Miranda July has a wicked sense of humour.

Pedestal for Strangers, 2009
Pedestal For Strangers MOCA

Two Faced Tablet, 2009
Two Faced Tablet Miranda July
These Eleven Heavy Things are another welcome temporary addition to the neighbourhood. If you're a local and get a chance, you should have some fun and to take a closer look...

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