Event Space

A wall painting with chairs—this project was developed as an adaptable tool kit serving new public programming and special events at the Oakland Museum of California. Sited in the museum’s terraced-concrete entry plaza, the project creates an outdoor living room for the community with simple metal garden chairs hung from hooks like chairs in a Shaker house. Initially projecting a strong graphic impression, the composition comes into three-dimensional relief. It expresses itself as an interactive, participatory piece where staff and visitors can create multiple seating arrangements in response to different events and gatherings.