Collection: Bric-A-Brac Group Show & Ellen Surrey Small Solo


January 6 - 28, 2024  

Ellen Surrey (California)

Show description from curator, Ellen Surrey: Having grown up visiting countless thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales, I developed an admiration for objects from the mid-century era spanning the 1940s to the 1960s. There is a unique charm to items from this era, and with the 'Bric-A-Brac' show, we aim to capture and celebrate that appreciation.


The title of the show originates from a specific section in thrift stores—a treasure trove of diverse household items and decor that vary in aesthetic value. Our focus for this show is to celebrate the eccentrically charming mid-century treasures found in thrift stores, flea markets, or even tucked away in your grandma's attic. Let's celebrate the beauty and allure of these mid-century objects, showcasing their unique character and often-unrecognized contribution to design history.


Alexander Vidal Alyn Smith / Ana Serrano / Ann Shen / Bijou Karman / Ellen Surrey / Erick Martinez / Ian Truong / James Heimer / Jared Andrew Schorr / Julia Walck / Juliette Toma / Kevin Chan / Krista Perry / Lesley Barnes / Libby VanderPloeg / Lydia Nichols / Marisol Ortega / Nellie Le  / Monica Garwood / Sam Kalda The Little Friends of Printmaking