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'Alley-Oop': Whimsical designs from Eric Trine and Will Bryant

February 15, 2013|By Lisa Boone
  • Artists and designers Eric Trine and Will Bryant begin showcasing their collaborative works Saturday at the Poketo store in downtown Los Angeles.
Artists and designers Eric Trine and Will Bryant begin showcasing their… ("Alley-Oop" )

Eric Trine, the Oregon artist whose cool technicolor latticed leather chairs won fans at the downtown Los Angeles store Poketo last year, is returning to L.A. this weekend.

This time Trine is collaborating with illustrator Will Bryant, and the two Portland-based artists are calling the showing and sale of their work "Alley-Oop." The designs premiere at an opening reception Saturday at Poketo.

The collection includes beach chair versions of Trine's original latticed design, as well as wall hangings, mug cozies and graphic tees ($12 to $30 apiece). Geometric, powder-coated sculptural pieces ($150 to $200) include a great little side table with magazine storage. Poketo co-founder Angie Myung described "Alley-Oop" as "infused with wit and humor."

The Saturday reception is open to the public and runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at Poketo, 820 E. 3rd St.

lisa.boone@latimes.com

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