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September 23, 2021 – February 27, 2022

Kim Schoenstadt: Enter Slowly, The Legacy of an Idea

In 1937 a naked Le Corbusier, in a confrontational act, infamously painted eight brightly colored murals over the walls of Eileen Gray’s groundbreaking E-1027 house, the modernist villa the architect designed on the French Riviera. The intrusion into her design infuriated Gray, who considered the murals outright vandalism.

In 2019, artist Kim Schoenstadt took this violation as a point of inspiration for her large-scale, multimedia exhibition at ArtCenter Mullin Gallery. Enter Slowly, The Legacy of an Idea is an artistic exploration into the sordid stories, rewritten histories, and exploits that befell Eileen Gray’s career and her iconic E-1027 house in the south of France. The exhibition provides a means to not only explore the legacy of Gray and E-1027, but also to examine issues underrepresented artists face when breaking into the field in which they are not typically represented.

Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery
South Campus
1111 S. Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105

Admission to Mullin gallery is available by advanced request.


Featured Works

Change Lab 55: Artist Kim Schoenstadt on finding redemption through creativity and kinship

Conceived specifically for the Mullin Gallery, Schoenstadt’s installation consists of sculptures, wall drawings, stitched canvases, and collages inspired by the original and the subsequently misinterpreted architecture and color-block motifs of Gray’s interior. Integral to the exhibition is an assemblage of ephemera—images and texts regarding the history of E-1027—and a series of public programming. An illustrated catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition, representing the first monograph of Schoenstadt’s work.

Kim Schoenstadt: Enter Slowly, The Legacy of an Idea was organized in support of the national Feminist Art Coalition (FAC). Initiated by Apsara diQuinzio at Berkeley Art Museum, FAC is a multi-institutional coalition presenting programs focused on themes of feminism.

The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.

ArtCenter Exhibitions Presents

View artist video works, talks and panels from current and past exhibitions.


The Price of Desire viewing party

September 26,2021

Produced in 2015 by Giant Pictures, this Belgian-Irish biopic starring Alanis Morissette serves as an introduction to Gray, E-1027, and the exhibition. A virtual viewing party, order up French cuisine from your favorite restaurant and join us in celebrating the life of this iconic and talented designer.

Building Artist Archives

October 21, 2021

Legal Legacy: The Artist’s Contract

November 18, 2021 (Thursday, 4 p.m. PST)

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