WEST HOLLYWOOD—MOCA Pacific Design Center is currently hosting an exhibition for artist Gaetano Pesce. The event features a variety of art pieces including: vases, bowls, chairs, and lamps created by Pesce, some of which date back to the mid 90’s. Much of his work involves the molding of cast resin.
The Exhibition, “Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti),” started on September 3, and will end on Sunday, November 27 at MOCA in West Hollywood. The collection features over 70 of Pesce’s original pieces. Nearly half of the collection was made available by scholar and collector John R. Geresi. Geresi and MOCA’s Senior Curator Bennett Simpson both organized the pieces.
During the span of his career, Pesce won the Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design, the Architektur and Wohnen Designer of the Year Award, and the Lawrence J. Israel Prize for his work.
His works have been shown in museums such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Vitra Museum in Germany, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Musee des Arts Décoratifs of Louvre in Paris.
Pesce was born in La Spezia, Italy and studied and worked at renowned Murano glassmaking companies like Moretti, Vistosi, and Venini. He studied with architect Carlo Scarpa in Vienna. He has produced architectural designs, as well as objects made with industrial materials.