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"ARCHI+TEXTURE: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art"
2003-10-24 until 2003-11-24
NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc., Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Architecture suggests the objectification of personal space and it‚s outgrowth from within the landscape. The artists‚ works selected for ARCHI+TEXTURE reflect their personal interaction with the visual world around them as defined by constructed space. Some of these spaces are treated as metaphor for emotional states, socio-political conventions, idealized utopias, and as pure aesthetic inspiration. These themes were inherent in many of the selected artists‚ works. Along with the implicit compositional features of the works, there exists an emotional factor portrayed in the depiction of structured space.
The idea of dimensionality arose in some of the selected works suggesting the bending of perspective or the invention of an imaginary space. The works are expressive of each individual‚s relationship to his environment, emphasizing various points of consideration such as isolation, alienation, remembrance, contemplation, re-territorialization of the landscape by constructed roads and buildings, investigations into deconstructed space, creating maps, leisure, and function. The idea of architecture as object identified in art history is contrasted with current theories of synergistic living ecologies creating informed technological structures.
The enrichment events for ARCHI+TEXTURE will be a panel discussion including five of the exhibiting artists: Simon Aldridge, Thomas Bynum, Jody Elff, Patrick Meagher and Charlotte Schulz, with the curator/artist Samantha Mae Dorfman serving as moderator. The panel will be presented as an open discussion for the artists to describe their work, techniques, history, ideas, and theories, which they use to create their art. The moderator will encourage an active dialog between the panelists and the audience. After the panel discussion there will be a musical performance by JODY ELFF, which is funded with a grant from Meet The Composer, Inc.
Detail from Wallride series