SUPERFRONT

A non-profit organization dedicated to experimental design, creative exchange, and promoting contemporary architecture for an interdisciplinary world.




Artists Who Play Well With Architects opens July 17th

Category : Brooklyn, Event, Exhibits Jun 27th, 2010

SUPERFRONT: PRESENTS

ARTISTS WHO PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS ARCHITECTS


Overgrown Truck, Kim Holleman

Kim Holleman, Grant Guilliams , Michael Gaillard, Eve Mosher

17 July –  13 August, 2010
Opening Saturday July 17th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

SUPERFRONT is proud to present ARTISTS WHO PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS ARCHITECTS, a summer group show on view at the Brooklyn gallery through August 13th.  The exhibition brings together 4 artists of disparate backgrounds who, nonetheless, share a common familiarity with practicing architects in New York City.

Curated by Mitch McEwen, Director of SUPERFRONT, with input from Lee Ping Kwan, architect at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Mimi Zeiger, editor and publisher of loud paper, the exhibit emphasizes playful and tactile investigations of landscape, site selection, authority, and scale.  The resulting exhibit mixes astute games of narrative, word play, and humor with an irreverence for architectural gravitas.  Sculptures, drawings, physical models, and instrument-like objects are on display.

The Conduit, Grant Guilliams

Participating artists include MICHAEL GAILLARD, GRANT GUILLIAMS, KIM HOLLEMAN, and EVE MOSHER.

Michael Gaillard received his M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2010 and his B.A. from Stanford University in 2003. While at Columbia he was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship and the Daisy Soros Prize for Fine Art. His work includes abstract drawings that investigate field behaviors and analytical works with paper, photography, and mixed media that address the fluctuating agencies in the relationship between form and story, experience and its representation.

Grant Guilliams, an artist with a BFA in painting from University of North Texas and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, has worked as a model maker and fabricator with clients that include David Rockwell, Joseph Hutchins, The Onion, NBC, and Disney.  His artwork produces narratives and objects that often relate to steampunk, a genre of science fiction and speculative fantasy.

Kim Holleman attended The Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art and the Rietveld Academie, and has had solo exhibitions at both the Black and White Gallery and White Box Chelsea.  Her work deploys tactics from dioramas to wall drawings that playfully critique architectural authority over site and landscape.

Eve Mosher has lived in Texas, New York, Vermont, Oregon and California and holds an undergraduate degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University, as well as a Master in Fine Arts from Pratt. Her work ranges from abstract drawings to very literal investigations of public infrastructure and urban eco-systems.

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