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Images from Archicule show at Makor Gallery (2006):

Installation view of outdoor space.
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Archicule April 18th - May 25th, 2006

Makor Gallery
Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212.413.8842
Makor Website

Archicule presents the work of artists (painters, sculptors, writers, conceptual artists) who, through their work, have come to deal with some aspect of architecture, be it constructing or remodeling buildings, making furniture, or designing landscape architecture.

Included will be examples and/or documentation of various projects including: small buildings, home renovation, absurd real estate, space relationships, adaptables and furniture as you wait. Often functional, sometimes only marginally so, these works conceptually hark back to the original practices of the artists: James Hyde, Peter Dudek, Sara Oppenheimer, Jimbo Blachly, Robert Gero, Robert Kocik and Mike Ballou.

Peter Dudek, sculptor and curator, has ‘restored’ a traditional cape style house in Massachusetts and avidly pursues his interest in absurd real estate.

Robert Gero, sculptor/theoretician, has made videos of spaces simultaneously conjectural and concrete.

James Hyde creates functional and witty objects that evolve out of, and relate to, his ongoing examination of the practice of painting.

Mike Ballou is the scavenger/creator in all of us, making straightforward yet unexpected practicalities out of foraged materials.

Jimbo Blachly, draftsman, object maker, and here imaginer of trenches, gullies, ravines and other topographical drainage.

Sarah Oppenheimer articulates and restructures ones experience of and movement through space by keenly observing recurring social patterns.

Robert Kocik, poet/essayist/sculptor/architect, man of many hats, elaborates and constructs what he sees as missing (i.e. sorely needed) social services and agencies.