Edifice Amiss

Constructing New Perspectives Past

January 30–March 3, 2012

The artists and designers in Edifice Amiss: Constructing New Perspectives build sculptures and site-specific installations that challenge us to see our constructed world anew. Reinventing the ways in which we experience space, David Henderson, Lead Pencil Studio, and Esther Stocker recontextualize architecture by manipulating scale, appropriating familiar motifs, or redefining myriad spatial relationships. Our relationship to buildings is often taken for granted, but the works in this exhibition – whether an abstracted abbey ceiling tilted on its side or an elevated evocation of a city street – reveal overlooked and sometimes hidden features of the architectural spaces in which we live and work.

David HendersonLead Pencil StudioEsther Stocker
Stephen D. Paine Gallery
Free and open to the public. Always.

This exhibition was curated by Lisa Tung with Chloé Zaug; Rob Gainfort oversaw the fabrication of City Surface by Lead Pencil Studio. Exhibition design and installation overseen by Rob Gainfort. Partial funding for this exhibition was generously provided by the Boston Foundation for Architecture.

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