Wouldn’t it be great to have dinner in the most luxurious, comfortable chair? Perhaps it would be for dining in the style of the Romans...reclining. If I were to have a favorite chair, maybe a chair could have me as a favorite, and this one won’t leave me alone. To the degree that it’s not only iconic, but it’s non-stop with new colors that are umbers and sienna’s expanding away from the many colors that I normally use. Can something new be completely old at the same time?”-Peter Shire
The show will feature some of Shire’s most iconic furniture pieces designed for Memphis together with new ideas and fantasies, provocatively embracing humor and whimsy in its exaggerated proportions, overwhelming color combinations and asymmetrical compositions. October 26th // November 23rd 2018
Galleria Post Design
Largo Treves 5
Tel.: +39 02 firstname.lastname@example.org@memphis-milano.it
Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at categorization. He has created ceramics, furniture, toys, interior designs, and public sculptures, that seem to at once reference and parody influences such as Bauhaus, Futurism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. This subversive humor and playfulness extend throughout his work and made him a natural fit for the controversial and iconic Milan-based Memphis design group, of which he was a founding member. A graduate of the famous Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, Peter Shire has an impressive exhibition record. In addition to many group shows, his works have been exhibited in numerous solo shows, in his hometown, Los Angeles, nationally and internationally in Milan, Paris, Tokyo and Sapporo. Shire’s works are in many public collections and museums in the U.S. and abroad.