In the second recent exhibition featuring masterworks of figurative art from its Stussy Collection, Woodbury University will host The Mortal Machine: Art of Maxine Kim Stussy & Jan Stussy,
Opening reception: Sunday, October 7, from 3 – 5 p.m.
Gallery hours: Weds. 12 – 8 p.m., Thurs. – Sun., 12 – 5 p.m.
Exhibition closes November 12
Woodbury University/Nan Rae Gallery
7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Stussy Collection at Woodbury University
The Jan Stussy Collection consists of approximately 9,000 artworks, 2,500 of which have been archived. As a member of the Art Faculty at UCLA, Stussy felt an obligation to press creative young students, helping them to understand what is most important to them — in their work, their projects, and in their life.
With her husband Ray Frankel, Maxine gifted the collection to the Woodbury School of Architecture in 2007. Since then, Woodbury has taken significant steps to preserve and protect the collection of this important mid-century California painter including appraising, cataloguing, photographing and storing a portion of the artworks.
The current project builds on Woodbury’s commitment to produce exhibitions that rediscover and reposition important voices that have made significant contributions in design in Southern California and that have been lost. These include the 2013 exhibition at WUHO entitled, “Deborah Sussman Loves L.A.,” which led to her work being archived by the Getty and LACMA, and the exhibition of the photographs of Pedro E. Guerrero that helped establish the archive for the PBS documentary, “American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey.”