Alma Allen (b. 1970) is a sculptor and designer who until recently was based in Joshua Tree. J.B. Blunk (1926–2002), who was based in Inverness, CA, began making work in 1962 and his practice encompassed ceramics and furniture and sculpture in redwood and cypress. An encounter between two people who never met but whose work shares a deep affinity. The work of Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk blurs the line between design and sculpture, with both men creating evocative organic work from natural materials.
This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and curated by Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, with generous support from Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council (ADC), Blum & Poe New York/Los Angeles/Tokyo, L.J. Cella, Ace Hotel & Swim Club, and the Clinton Hill/Allen Tran Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Geoffrey De Sousa & José Manuel Alorda, David Knaus, Roswitha Kima Smale, and Trina Turk & Jonathan Skow.