In 2019, artist Kim Schoenstadt took this violation as a point of inspiration for her large-scale, multimedia exhibition at ArtCenter Mullin Gallery. Enter Slowly, The Legacy of an Idea is an artistic exploration into the sordid stories, rewritten histories, and exploits that befell Eileen Gray’s career and her iconic E-1027 house in the south of France. The exhibition provides a means to not only explore the legacy of Gray and E-1027, but also to examine issues underrepresented artists face when breaking into the field in which they are not typically represented.
Conceived specifically for the Mullin Gallery, Schoenstadt’s installation consists of sculptures, wall drawings, stitched canvases, and collages inspired by the original and the subsequently misinterpreted architecture and color-block motifs of Gray’s interior. Integral to the exhibition is an assemblage of ephemera—images and texts regarding the history of E-1027—and a series of public programming. An illustrated catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition, representing the first monograph of Schoenstadt’s work.
Kim Schoenstadt: Enter Slowly, The Legacy of an Idea was organized in support of the national Feminist Art Coalition (FAC). Initiated by Apsara diQuinzio at Berkeley Art Museum, FAC is a multi-institutional coalition presenting programs focused on themes of feminism.
The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Produced in 2015 by Giant Pictures, this Belgian-Irish biopic starring Alanis Morissette serves as an introduction to Gray, E-1027, and the exhibition. A virtual viewing party, order up French cuisine from your favorite restaurant and join us in celebrating the life of this iconic and talented designer.