‘Pairings’ Opens at Maple St. Construct

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January 4th, 2019

Omaha, NE—Both architects and educators, Peter Goché and Mitchell Squire are caught between the demands of the industry and the ambition to turn their practice on its head. The idea that both artists respond to is what has been described as a “profound crisis in imagination.”

Maple Street Construct in Benson, making a point to feature cutting edge art and architectural design, welcomed Goché and Squire to share their alternative vision of architecture in their latest exhibition, Pairings. Both artists teach at Iowa State University. Both encourage the same radical creativity in their classes, and their students’ work will be exhibited as well.

Guests expecting a textbook lesson on architectural design will be surprised. The exhibition traces progress, beginning with artifacts and mere building fragments, moving to rudimentary structures,  drawing, abstract sculpture, and found architectural material.

Conceptually, Goché, Squire, and their students draw upon many influences to create a dialogue in the gallery space, starting with books on architectural theory, but also literature—Thomas Mann’s novel, Death in Venice for Goché’s students. And integral to Goché’s work, a material far from more familiar metal girders or wooden beams is air.

Pairings at Maple Street Construct in Benson opens tonight, January 4th at 6:00pm. For more information, visit MapleStConstruct.com.

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