MAK Center Los Angeles, Schindler House

Outdoor Project Space

Jesse Webber’s fiberglass oversized abstract sculptures are finished in condo-inspired stucco, fake wood grain, rusted polish or high gloss hot-rod green. Webber will produce site-specific sculptures for the Schindler courtyards. Turning to pre-fabricated mid-century trailer homes from his native Tennessee, Webber examines the similarities of these forms to California case study houses and creates dysfunctional elemental objects based on mnemonic translation of these highly charged aesthetic, political, and socio-economic forms. This project attempts to rework tropes of modernist design, tracing its origins to its perverse abuses and misappropriations.

Curator Lauri Firstenberg