Los Angeles, California
July 14 - August 12, 2023
Los Angeles– Friedman Benda is pleased to present, Chorus,a solo exhibition of Farrell Hundley, a collaboration between William Farrell and Elliott Hundley. This marks the LA-based design duo’s first collaboration with the gallery and their debut presentation in Los Angeles.
Through their practice, the pair explores mythological symbolism from ancient civilizations. The works on view are allegories that meditate on the rise and fall of empiresand the poetic power of these fragmented narratives. The exhibition title, Chorus, refers to “the first group characters in traditional Greek plays and stories that set the stage of the storythat’s to come,” states Farrell.
Rejecting notions of an idealized form, this exhibition debuts new typologies for the duo and their largest scaled works to date. Through their signature technique of lost-wax casting, the pair has honed their distinct visual vocabulary by uniting discordant objects and furnishings. Reflecting on human evolution and adaptation, imagery of branches and twigs is a key component to their work.
About Farrell Hundley Established in 2019, Farrell Hundley is a design collaboration between artists Elliott Hundley (b. 1975) and William Farrell (b. 1995). Through their creative dialogue, Farrell and Hundley treat each object as a drawing that each can continually add to as part of their process. The pair is based in Los Angeles, CA.
About Friedman Benda Friedman Benda identifies and advances key narratives that intersect contemporary design, craft, architecture, fine art, and cutting-edge technological research. The gallery promotes synthesis between leading creative thinkers and makers by creating opportunities to advance new connections within the global design community. Friedman Benda is committed to a critical view of design history. We aim to expand the design dialogue from its established sources, exploring perspectives that have previously been marginalized. Spanning five continents and four generations, Friedman Benda represents a roster of seminal established and emerging designers, as well as historically significant estates. With locations in New York and Los Angeles, the gallery’s exhibitions, publications and collaborations with institutions have played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and scholarship since 2007.