LAXART is pleased to present drawings, Supergraphics, and a new body of sculptural work by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon.
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon is a San Francisco-based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer. Born in 1928, Solomon first worked as a dancer before studying painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. After the death of her husband in 1956, Solomon moved to Basel, Switzerland to study graphic design at the Basel Art Institute with Armin Hoffman. She later studied Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Best known for her interior Supergraphics of the 1960s Sea Ranch, among other public projects, her iconic style of mixing Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop pioneered the look of the California Cool - an important moment in graphic design history. Her works have been exhibited in galleries around the world from Paris to New York, and is currently on permanent exhibition at SFMOMA. Now in her 90s and still working on her craft, Barbara has turned her attention to canvas, paper, and books.
Support for this exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.