Maple Street Construct Opens ‘Wall Assembly’

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August 3rd, 2018

Omaha, NE—Simply put, the Duck vs. the Decorated Shed a theory of architecture put forward by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour. For them, all structures fall into one of those categories, either resembling an object as a sculpture, like a duck, which is a reference to an actual structure in Long Island, or a more standard structure with a façade to give a certain impression.

Architect and assistant professor at UCLA, Andrew Kovacs has unpacked this dichotomy in his work, some of which will be shown this weekend at Maple Street Construct. He begins with scaled down sculptures, often resembling complex 3-dimensional collages of pieced together objects and architectural styles, sometimes challenging the limits of perception.

Kovacs has been working on what he calls architectural follies while imagining the development of Los Angeles in the coming years. He’s said that Wall Assembly negotiates the distinction between uselessness and usefulness.

Andrew Kovacs’ Wall Assembly will open Friday, August 3rd at Maple Street Construct in Benson from 7-10pm. Kovacs will also give a lecture on his work at Gallery 1516 as part of the American Institute of Architects Omaha Lecture series on the 2nd at 6pm. For more information, visit MapleStreetConstruct.com and AIAOmaha.org.

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