Public Work, Lines of Desire

A+D Museum, Los Angeles
Designer: Peter Shire
Partner: The Boardman Family Foundation, Mary P. Coquillard, The Alan Mandell Family, Marvin & Judith Zeidler

PUBLIC WORK, LINES OF DESIRE was the first exhibition to focus exclusively on L.A. based artist Peter Shire’s public and private architectural commissions. Executed over the course of three decades, the architectural works demonstrate Shire’s understanding of the formal principles of twentieth-century art and architecture collided with his interrogations of popular culture and the vocabulary of visual design.