Wednesday, May 30, 2007
NEW ART WORK TO BE UNVEILED IN MISSION HILLS
World Famous Artist, Peter Shire in his Los Angeles Studio - Telephone Photo by Phyllis Hansen
Exterior Sculpture by Peter Shire 2007 Mission Hills Mission Community Police Station
News has reached us that San Fernando Valley is about to celebrate a major new work of public art. Commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the work by sculptor Peter Shire will grace the Mission Community Police Station of the Los Angeles Police Department. Mission Station serves Granada Hills, Knollwood, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Sylmar.
A contributing member of our Museum Community, Phyllis Hansen says "I went to an "unveiling" this weekend, … at my friend Peter Shire's studio in Echo Park. Peter Shire is one of Los Angeles's "favorite native sons" in the international art "scene". His focus is ceramics and metal sculpture and has been doing a number of commissioned civic installations.
Last summer, during the retrospective of the Memphis Design Group at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Peter Shire had his own exhibit room as part of that show. (… I was proud of him.) He was part of The Memphis Group, an association of various artists started by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, a decade or two ago. ... His work is very contemporary, vivid in color and graphic/geometric in design and always fun and whimsical.
Phyllis Hansen is a contributing member of our Museum Community. She is also a Director of the Friends of Campo de Cahuenga Memorial Historical Society.