ArchitortureOctober 29, 1999–December 5, 1999
ARCHITORTURE, curated by Paul Ha
Architorture presents work by emerging artists who are re-examining architecture and urban planning. In order to investigate flaws in those systems, some of the artists depict existing structures, and others create fantasy buildings or utopian ideals of space. All acknowledge the ways in which living and working sites influence our perceptions, behavior, productivity, quality of life, communication and relations with others. These manipulations by our surrounding areas range from the subtle to the overt, and can be sinister or humorous.
Caitlin Masley presents drawings of windowless high schools and community centers from the town in which she was raised; Liz Markus examines the work of male architects who design museums; Colin Keefe plans utopian communities based on various philosophical approaches to urban planning; Danielle Mericle’s photographs examine the “white cube” spaces in which art is displayed; Andrea Geyer digitally designs public spaces for specific numbers of inhabitants; Meghan Gerety draws a fantasy cityscape directly onto the wall; Brian Coleman creates drawings and sculptures of museums, airports and dams; Susan Goldman’s iris prints juxtapose her digitally-invented structures with images of existing buildings; Michael Bernstein creates drawings of unlikely structures from his series “Mad Architecture.”