‘Pairings’ Opens at Maple St. Construct
January 4th, 2019
Omaha, NEâ€”Both architects and educators, Peter GochÃ© 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 â€œprofound crisis in imagination.â€
Maple Street Construct in Benson, making a point to feature cutting edge art and architectural design, welcomed GochÃ© 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 studentsâ€™ 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,Â drawing, abstract sculpture, and found architectural material.
Conceptually, GochÃ©, Squire, and their students draw upon many influences to create a dialogue in the gallery space, starting with books on architectural theory, but also literatureâ€”Thomas Mannâ€™s novel, Death in Venice for GochÃ©â€™s students. And integral to GochÃ©â€™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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