The LSU Museum of Art—located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts—will host its Peter Shire exhibit, titled Practically Absurd: Art & Design by Peter Shire from January 31-April 14. The display presents four iconic works from the artist’s time with the Memphis group, including the Anchorage teapot (1983), Obelisk armoire (1981), Bel Air chair (1981), and Cahuenga lamp (1985); six quirky chairs; four geometrical, ceramic teapots and three giant teapots; two whimsical lamps and tables; three decorative laminate tables and bookcases; one flamboyant rug; two unique purses; one hanging, steel cherub; a dozen artist sketches; and a selection of unusual silverware, produced from 1980 to 2009. more info
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For the first time ever, a trio of LSU’s art galleries will join forces to present a three-part retrospective featuring the works of internationally renowned artist and designer Peter Shire.
The LSU Museum of Art, the LSU School of Art’s Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery and the LSU Student Union Art Gallery – working with the LSU College of Art & Design and the Department of Interior Design – will each hold respective exhibits as part of a program which presents an overall, in-depth study of Shire’s work over the past four decades.
The entire retrospective is set to run at various lengths between the three venues from Jan. 31 through April 14.