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Antoine Predock: Strata


January 31 - March 13, 2015
Opening Reception: January 31, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
In partnership with On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design opening events


Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Strata, an exhibition of collages, works on paper, and architectural models by internationally acclaimed New Mexico architect Antoine Predock. Strata samples the expansive scope of this architect’s approach to design and focuses on his layered design process for the Tacoma Art Museum and selected projects in the Albuquerque area. This exhibtion is in participation with On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design, an expansive collaboration celebrating the art of central New Mexico.

Critical to the spirit of Predock’s work is the enigmatic quality of the desert. His large scale collages reflect diagrams of historical data often seen in exposed rock faces in New Mexican landscapes. These collages are a collection of visual information relating to each site. Clusters of images are stratified with quotes ranging from Jorge Luis Borges to Richard Serra and reveal the beginning phases of his conceptual process.

Predock’s handmade clay models provide physical form to two dimensional ideas. Building on these forms, sophisticated three dimensional models are made. In spite of utilitarian function,these elegant models stand independently as abstract art objects. Process models of the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, Robinson Valley House and United Blood Services in Albuquerque are exhibited alongside corresponding works on paper. These renderings illustrate structure, space and the impulse to reflect the spirit of environment. His intuition regarding the elemental power of place resonates throughout initial design phases and completed projects.

Antoine Predock is the recipient of the 2006 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 1985 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. He was named a 2015 Royal Institute of British Architects International Fellow, an Honorary Fellow from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and National Academician in 2014, and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council in 2010. His most recent project, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, opened in September 2014 and has garnered much attention. Predock currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Albuquerque, NM.

Some images for these exhibitions can be found on our website www.levygallery.com. High resolution images are available on request.

 
     
On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design is a cultural partnership that celebrates the art of central New Mexico by over 20 partnering organizations. During January through June 2015, public institutions join private galleries to present exhibitions, lectures, performances and educational programming that investigate the diverse art of the greater Albuquerque region. This event places a comprehensive focus on art and design created in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, from contemporary art to the earliest aesthetic objects created in the region. Download the map here.
 

Exhibition Dates: February 3 - March 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 31, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday -Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888, info@levygallery.com

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