Opening Saturday, October 9th, at 2PM
On view through Saturday, October 16th
Join us for an artists’ talk with Shir Ende and Lancer Livermont on Saturday, October 9th at 2pm!
Proposals and Speculations: Shir Ende and Lancer Livermont, Guest Curated by Camille Silverman
In conjunction with the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Riverside Arts Center, FlexSpace Gallery
Exhibition dates: September 9-October 16, 2021
Opening Reception: September 12, 3-6pm
Artists’ talk: Saturday, October 9th at 2pm
Gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm.
Masks and social distancing are required.
“The FlexSpace is pleased present a two-person exhibit exploring ideas, new possibilities and practices in architecture from both a visual artist and a seasoned architect. As preparation and continual dialogue for this exhibit unfolds.
Through drawing, print, performance, and video, Shir Ende uses a degree of speculative thinking to explore movement within modern space. Ende works to reduce the “bigness” of architecture, re-imagining built structures as intimately scaled forms generated by movement.
The works of this exhibit explore a design process of drawing and making for three simple projects including a beehive, totem, and sauna. Unlike the conventional architectural design process where a project develops through iterations studied by separate overlay, or the digital design process of iteration through algorithm, the process for these works developed through consolidating systems of site, structure, program, imagery, drafting, and sketching into compound drawings where multiple orientations operate simultaneously and from which physical constructions of the projects were extracted and fabricated.” – Camille Silverman
Image: Shir Ende, Walking a Corner (for three), 2019, Screen print on paper, 19” x 24” framed, 15” x 20” print size