The exhibition examined a series of important spatial experiments conducted by Los Angeles architects from the early 1970s into the mid-1980s, taking as its point of departure nine one-week exhibitions held in Thom Mayne's Architecture Gallery in 1979.
The exhibition was installed in two galleries at SCI-Arc. The Library Gallery on the second floor contained a documentary presentation of the 1979 shows and began the presentation of models and drawings. The exhibition continued on the ground floor in the main Gallery which housed the bulk of the work.
As illustrated in the accompanying diagrams, prepared by Zago Architecture and installed in the main Gallery, the works in the exhibition were organized according to a taxonomy of increasingly complex spatial projections; parallel projection, perspective, plan rotation, flat projection, sectional rotation, graphic wrap, eccentric projection.
The two galleries were subdivided by three free-standing shaped walls that created five distinct exhibition areas. The geometry used on each side of each wall roughly followed the progression of these projections. The category of graphic wrap was instead used to create a distinct entry condition to each gallery through giant folded enlargements of graphic work from the show.
In homage to the frank use of quotidian building materials found in some of the work shown, Zago Architecture designed exhibition tables made only of two sheets of gypsum board, folded and assembled with construction adhesive.