Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Charley Harper's Birds

If you love birds, or even if you don't, you'll appreciate the late Charley Harper's work. He invokes the mid-century modern design and blends it seamlessly into an organic subject. His colour palette is vivid and unique. I specifically love the geometric shapes he uses- there is something very mathematical about the birds. His work has recently been rediscovered and is seeing a new wave of exposure. I can't help but think that this is intrinsically tied to the resurgence in popularity of mid-century modern design and furniture. Below are few examples of his work (photos via Love the flamingo!

Selections from his work are currently on display at the The Public Trust at 2919 Commerce St. in Dallas. Make a point to get over there by tomorrow! This exhibit closes at the end of April. More info here

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