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The Glass House is pleased to present Adam McEwen as this year’s Summer Party artist at the June 8th, 2019, 70th anniversary celebration. McEwen’s artwork, Chocked Rim, 2019, will be displayed in the Glass House from June 1st through August 19th, 2019.
In 1951, two years after the completion of the Glass House, Philip Johnson curated an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art entitled 8 Automobiles, celebrating cars as artworks. McEwen’s Chocked Rim is a machined graphite version of a standard car wheel: an object formed by function, utility, and necessity. Here the rim invokes the aesthetics of engineering, appearing as pure structure, a fetish of modernist architecture.