Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

If you're in LA, you have to stop by the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Maximo's work is beautiful and thought-provoking, often in very surprising ways. 

Text and photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Hrag Vartanian
Published: 23 March 2012, Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in Los Angeles is a gem of a museum. Small, but certainly limber, the museum is bringing the worlds of contemporary art and craft together with its ongoing shows.

Taking up the largest third floor gallery — or the place of honor, as I’d like to think of it — is Máximo González, a Mexico City-based Argentinian artist who makes delicate and fanciful art infused with a slightly subversive message from castaways. Simply titled Playful, it is the first solo exhibition the artist has had in Los Angeles. The show covers ten years of Gonzalez’s work and showcases his admirable range of media and knack for re-mixing traditional craft techniques to produce pieces with a very contemporary feel. [read more]


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