The cosmos may inspire a sense of fleetingness, so it’s only fitting that The Novogratzconceived their new “OUTER SPACE” exhibition as a temporary pop-up gallery, presenting artworks that the famed husband-and-wife design team chose from their personal collection and from Artspace.
On view through October 15 at 359 State Street in Los Altos, California, the show offers gallery-goers the chance to experience a colorful interplay of art, design, and art books the minute they walk through the door. Planetary light fixtures traverse the central panel of the ceiling, while the walls hold work by art stars like Deborah Kass, William Wegman, and Alex Katz.
Some clearly recall the exhibition's title theme, like Michael Kagan's painting Pilot, which impressionistically casts the face of a determined astronaut in bright purples, oranges, and blues. Others are more subtle: a JR print captures a small child looking at one of the artist’s signature wall works showing a huge pair eyes that dwarf the boy with their empathic otherness.
Designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz collaborated with Clic Gallery and the H&H Company to bring their “space” to life. The temporary gallery also features cutting-edge design by Maarten Baas, Arik Levythe, and Richard Woods. Click through the slideshow to see the pop-up gallery and find works on sale in the exhibition.