DENNIS HOPPER (1936 – 2010)
DENNIS HOPPER (1936 – 2010)
We are very pleased to announce OBEY’s close friend, Skullphone, is opening his new solo exhibition at Subliminal Projects. Please join us June 5th for…
New Paintings by Skullphone
Saturday, June 5th, 2010 / 8-11PM
DJ Set by Shepard Fairey
June 5th – July 2nd, 2010
Digital Media, the new solo exhibition by Skullphone, brings the playfulness, obsession, irony and anxiety of the Los Angeles-based artists’s renowned street installations into the Subliminal Projects gallery space.
In Digital Media, Skullphone examines the contradictions inherent in outdoor digital signage, demonstrating cause for both wonder and concern over the increasingly ubiquitous medium. The artist explores advertising, government and private enterprise signage, and the California landscape on which outdoor media proliferate, making permanent on panels what is removable and reprogrammable in outdoor space.
Although of the same spirit as his past work, Digital Media marks a distinct visual departure for the artist. His use of mirror-polished, black-painted aluminum panels is a cold and slick leap from past works on found wood, weathered metal, and wheat-pasted paper. Skullphone’s painting technique employs a deliberate dot grid system, and his painted color is expanded to a limited palette of red, green and blue. This shift corresponds to the artist’s recent inspirations and exploits with outdoor digital media. Through painted pointillism, the imagery dislocates as the artwork is approached.
1331 W Sunset Blvd
LA CA 90026
For more information please visit subliminalprojects.com
Nicholas Szczepaniak – A Defensive Architecture
Trabeculae is the result of re-imagining the central atrium office tower. Replacing the traditional operation of repetitive extrusion, a heliotrope branching system actively seeks out those areas within the zoning envelope with greatest access to daylight. Forking and swelling in response to varying light conditions the atrium is thus conceived as a site-specific network that traverses intelligently and freely from one façade to another. The atrium becomes the defining element of differentiation within otherwise normative floor plates while maintaining efficient floor space ratios.
Within the atrium a second order proliferation of the same system at a finer scale develops a structural meshwork. The swellings and coagulations of this topologically free structural network-within-a-network accommodate meeting rooms and bridges.
The ambition of achieving inorganic speciation is part of Supermanoeuvre’s broader research into the capacity of generative architectural methodologies to negotiate novel spatial, formal and material organizations. Whereby, the performance and character of architecture is elaborated through both the internal systemic logics of the algorithm and its motivated response to external stimuli and latent conditions.
In the Trabeculae tower, the algorithm represents a potential for difference. A highly complex network of response and decision making mechanisms capable of engendering spatial and formal differentiation through multiple levels of internal and environmental feedback and negotiation. In this regard, the architectural project is no longer regarded as a passive entity, but rather a typologically-free machine of multiple possibilities more akin to the morphogenesis of an organism. Where within the system, the very construction of architecture; position, scale, displacement, density, thickness, and length are not only embedded, but more critically become discretely informed by local environmental sampling.
Designed by architects Dave Pigram, Iain Maxwell, Brad Rothenberg, and Ezio Blasetti
Yesterday saw the topping-out ceremony of Herzog & de Meuron’s philharmonic hall on the river Elbe in Hamburg. (more…)
TT-Villa by WE Architecture
SHIFTboston is calling on architects, space-architects, scientists, engineers, urban designers, landscape designers, artists and futurists to submit their most provocative ideas for the moon. Think: WHAT IF this could happen on the moon? SHIFTboston seeks to collect visions that will provoke thought on the moon as a new destination. We want radical ideas for new lunar elements such as rovers, growing pods, inflatable structures, and lunar habitats. How about a new moon culture? Competitors are encouraged to form teams in order to tackle multiple concepts.
In my hands, paper cranes unfold into ugly ducklings. Origami is hard. Do your paper swans make you cocky? Perhaps you were unaware of Eric Gjerde. His work consists of complex patterns executed with such talent that your cranes look like they flew from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico directly into your clumsy hands. What a mess.
What’s more impressive about Gjerde’s work is that it’s well-documented on his own site and his flickr page. In his words: “I really dislike the lack of information sharing in the origami world.” Who knew the origami world was just like BP?