Such + Such

Three days into the installation of The Living Room at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. More to come!

May 18—September 2, 2013

Curated by Justine Ludwig

An exciting project addressing the concept of place-making through a series of room vignettes, each involving the viewer in an intimate conversation with the space and the work.

The Living Room features site-specific installations, prints and decorative objects by local artists whose unique practices overlap with contemporary craft—Paul Coors, Guy Michael Davis, Terence Hammonds, Katie Parker, and design collective Such + Such. Delicately tethering themselves to Cincinnati’s rich history of decorative craft production and skilled artisanal trades, these artists have forged their own paths by breaking new ground, each taking dynamic new approaches in redefining traditional processes and traditional spaces. They remix materials and content, inject whimsy and subversion into the aesthetic conversation, creating natural and unnatural tensions that draw the viewer in and beg for closer inspection.


The Living Room

May 18—September 2, 2013

Curated by Justine Ludwig

A bold endeavor breaking traditional museum boundaries, The Living Room presents alternate modes of experiencing art within a museum setting. Featuring local artists who overlap with contemporary craft, this exhibition is comprised of several room vignettes meant to facilitate interaction, occupation, conversation and lounging for extended periods of time. The sitting area features an elaborately tiled hearth as the main focal point, a custom-made sofa, a bearskin rug sculpted from wood and ceramic chandeliers. To create the bespoke tiles and realize the hearth’s unique surround, the artists worked with the legendary Rookwood Pottery Company. Wall treatments incorporating print and projection complete the vignette. Beyond that is an area with a sunken dining table and extremely low hanging light fixtures, forcing intimacy among those who gather there. Finally, the rear of the gallery is conceived of as the “backyard,” where a large tree house takes advantage of the space’s increased height and light. Functioning as a type of living space, the exhibition is only considered complete when visitors occupy it. Additionally, the space will be used to host various programs and performances during the run.

The Living Room features site-specific installations, prints and decorative objects by Paul Coors, Guy Michael Davis, Terence Hammonds, Katie Parker, and design collective Such + Such.


A special thanks to:
Marilyn and Martin Wade; Jim and Linda Miller; ArtsWave Corporate Partner: US Bank


The place Such + Such calls home got some press today. Thanks City Beat.

Such & Such’s pointedly vague slogan, “We make things,” is probably the best way to describe what these companies do. Because nearly every member of Losantiville holds a degree in industrial design, there is a heavy focus on creating products and conducting business in that field — producing furniture, signs and urban-inspired art. But talents range from The LaunchWerk’s design consulting to Keller’s sculpture and lighting work to Heckman’s intricate wooden ornaments.
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The place Such + Such calls home got some press today. Thanks City Beat.

Such & Such’s pointedly vague slogan, “We make things,” is probably the best way to describe what these companies do. Because nearly every member of Losantiville holds a degree in industrial design, there is a heavy focus on creating products and conducting business in that field — producing furniture, signs and urban-inspired art. But talents range from The LaunchWerk’s design consulting to Keller’s sculpture and lighting work to Heckman’s intricate wooden ornaments.


Beautifully Carved Block Clocks by Such + Such

Does wood sparkle? I would swear that the elegantly multifaceted Block Clocks, from Cincinnati’s Such + Such studio, seem to glisten like gems as I turn them from side to side or glimpse them from different areas of a room; from one or two angles, in a certain light, they appear almost perfectly flat. The clocks are made by the three industrial designers of Such + Such from locally available hard woods, shown here in black walnut and hard maple. I love that the super-minimal clock face lets the wood sing, with just a small, ticking pop of blue—the second hand—to draw the eye. -Danielle Maestretti
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Beautifully Carved Block Clocks by Such + Such

Does wood sparkle? I would swear that the elegantly multifaceted Block Clocks, from Cincinnati’s Such + Such studio, seem to glisten like gems as I turn them from side to side or glimpse them from different areas of a room; from one or two angles, in a certain light, they appear almost perfectly flat. The clocks are made by the three industrial designers of Such + Such from locally available hard woods, shown here in black walnut and hard maple. I love that the super-minimal clock face lets the wood sing, with just a small, ticking pop of blue—the second hand—to draw the eye. -Danielle Maestretti