SMITHSHOP + STOR @ KHASTOO
SMITHSHOP + STOR @ KHASTOO
a part of “Give the People What They Want”
March 1 – March 22, 2010
Brunch Reception: Sunday February 28th, 2010, 12 – 3pm
Khastoo Gallery is pleased to present SMITHSHOP + STOR @ KHASTOO, a pop-up retail installation open from March 01, 2010 – March 22, 2010. A brunch reception will be held on Sunday February 28th, 12pm – 3pm, with a Möet & Chandon champagne bar and a DJ set by NY-based artist Jimmy Raskin. The temporary store opens in conjunction with an exhibition titled “Give The People What They Want,” featuring an art fair booth within the gallery space with new works by an international roster of contemporary artists.
The temporary pop-up store at Khastoo will occupy the storefront of the gallery and will feature a compilation of select pieces from Stor’s vintage designer clothing and accessory archive and Smithshop’s Spring 2010 line of special edition handmade furniture and interior objects. Offerings will include: Rare ceramics and jewelry by Sascha Brastoff, a mid-century LA designer whose works are in the permanent collections at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, original work by Eero Saarinen, mid-century glassware, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Judith Leiber, Lanvin, unique pieces from past eras, and more. In the main gallery space, work by Aurelién Froment, James Hyde, Greg Parma Smith, Rob Reynolds, Terri and Donna, Vahid Sharifian, Dan Shaw-town, and others hang in the style of a typical art fair booth, offering visitors and seasoned collectors work in a familiar or expected pictorial setting. “Give the People What They Want,” is a two-part exploration of art market trends and commercial behavior, and the first in a series of upcoming retail experiments by Khastoo Gallery.
Quentin Smith is the founder of Smithshop, his semi-eponymous collection of bespoke handcrafted furniture + design objects. He is also the creative force behind Stor, an independent curatorial project comprised of high-end retail, both contemporary and historical. Stor was started in New York City as a supplement to his already successful art and design blog. The venture acts as a distribution platform for carefully selected objects of interest, as well as a webspace where visitors can browse, learn, document, archive, and collect.
Khastoo Gallery was founded in 2008 by Leila Khastoo, a Los Angeles native, interested in bringing an international and academic perspective to the artistic landscape of the city. The gallery was recently featured in Wallpaper* Magazine as one of the “USA top 40” and profiled in the New York Times.
For more information please contact Khastoo Gallery:
www.storarchive.com / www.smithshopobjects.com
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