YveYANG is pleased to announce Bits n’ Bobs.
…Seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.
John Berger, Ways of Seeing, 1972.
Presented here today are three architecture projects that attempt to question the proximity of art and architecture through means of process, production and consumption. By reading, re-reading and productively misreading the terms, one finds that although seemingly unaffiliated, the projects create a spatial experience necessary for one to inhabit them.
The Art of Assembly | Assembly of Art (Evan Farley) operates under the strict guise of the academy by means of the architectural project. Here, the process leads to questioning the production of art and architecture in order to effectively analyze its relationship to the consumption of its parts beyond its immediate scope. Conversely, Glittery Faux-Façade (Jennifer Bonner), is effectively “art autre”, or another kind of art, whereby the visual identity collapses the perceived distance between the viewer and object in order to question production and the contemporary construction process. Finally, The Familiar Uncommon (Patrick K. Herron) bisects these, whereby production is inherently both process and consumption – captured spatial affects and experiences allowing for a new identity to architecture’s vestige.
… we know that everything we see has another side. All that we see creates a screen and blocks our view beyond which or behind which will always be a realm of inexhaustible mystery, the riddle of which pertains to this intangible other side …
Michel Tapié, Observations of Michel Tapié, 1956.
Not quite odds and ends, yet hardly as negligible as dribs and drabs, Bits n’ Bobs effectively relate notions of assorted, forced relationships between rather disparate objects whose relative distance enhances its intangible enigma.
About Patrick K. Herron, Designer & Curator
Patrick K. Herron is a designer and curator from Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Knowlton School (2012) and a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2016). Herron served as Co-Editor for the Harvard GSD Platform: Still Life, was selected as a curator/design participant for the 2017 Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia and recently completed an Artist-in-Residence at Fabbrica del Vapore, Careof in Milan, Italy. Herron is currently head of exhibition design for Platform: Still Life at the Harvard GSD.
About Jennifer Bonner, MALL
Jennifer Bonner is Director of MALL and Assistant Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Born in Alabama, Jennifer received a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her research and design work has been published in journals including Architect Magazine, Architectural Review, Architectural Record, Wallpaper, a+t, DAMn, ART PAPERS, PLAT, MAS Context. Bonner was Editor of the Harvard GSD’s Platform: Still Life and has exhibited at the Pinkcomma Gallery in Boston, Goat Farm in Atlanta, WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles, History MIAMI, and the Istanbul Design Biennial.
About Evan Farley, Designer
Evan Farley is a designer and artist who lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts, currently attending the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as a Masters in Architecture candidate. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in Visual Art. Farley’s work spans a broad spectrum from cinematic props showcased in major motion pictures to site specific public art installations and architectural design interventions. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries, including Praxis in New York and Space Gallery in Portland, while his fabrication work for prominent artists and designers has been exhibited at private institutions such as The Guggenheim and MoMA, among others.
About Yve YANG Gallery
YveYANG is a newly established art space based in Boston. It presents emerging and newly established artists from all over the world, and is devoted to exhibiting dynamic artwork through a diverse variety of mediums. Our artwork is characteristically conceptual and interdisciplinary in its nature. We believe great art is not just embellishment, but rather is an essential act that inspires the progression of human history.