Images from Archicule show at Makor Gallery (2006):
Archicule April 18th - May 25th, 2006
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.