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CurbedWire: Performance Ironing at Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Feliz Park Construction

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MIRACLE MILE: Best. thing. ever. Art with an architectural tie-in: On May 11, an instillation by San Francisco artist Mung Lar Lam opens at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire. According to the press release, she "uses reclaimed cotton fabric, starch, and the task of ironing to create evolutionary works which blend qualities of drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Using the medium of ironed marks and folds, Lam’s fabric works pose questions related to domesticity, gender-specific roles, and labor intensive tasks as art medium." The show runs through August, but there are re-ironing events--in which Lam re-iron pieces for four or five hours in front of crowds at the museum--in June and July. [Curbed InBox]

LOS FELIZ: We've been watching the construction site for the planned park at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd, Vermont Ave. and Prospect Ave. for the last week and can report there's plenty of daily action at this wedge-shaped area, ie, dirt ledges being erected. Latest photo after the jump. [Curbed Staff]

Hong Kong-born and San Francisco-based artist Mung Lar Lam uses reclaimed cotton fabric, starch, and the task of ironing to create evolutionary works which blend qualities of drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Using the medium of ironed marks and folds, Lam’s fabric works pose questions related to domesticity, gender-specific roles, and labor intensive tasks as art medium. Illustrating ideas of temporality, transition, and memory, this performative installation will change during the course of the exhibit as the artist unfolds, un-irons, re-marks, and re-irons select works in the gallery. A graduate of the California College of the Arts and a full-time faculty member at The Art Institute of California, Lam was artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and a finalist for the SFMOMA SECA Award in 2006. [Museum image via LAist.com]