Co-curated by Peggy Zask and SCI-Arc faculty Dora Epstein Jones, "Breaking Conventions: Art and Architecture," was not intended to be a "SCI-Arc show," but certainly stands as a testament to the multidisciplinarity of the SCI-Arc community and its reach across the Los Angeles region.
Following a panel on drawing hosted at the national meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) this March, Epstein Jones began organizing "Breaking Conventions" as a gallery show of art by architects at the PS Zask Gallery in Palos Verdes, Calif.
The number of participants have since grown beyond the original panel members to include several current faculty at SCI-Arc including Andrew Atwood, Volkan Alkanoglu, Eric Kahn, Wes Jones and Elena Manferdini; former faculty members Jennifer Bonner, Bryan Cantley, Gary Paige and Lorcan O’Herlihy; and alumni Tm Gratkowski (M.Arch ‘96) and Christopher Mercier (M.Arch ‘91).
The show opens Saturday, May 5, 7-10 pm. Exhibition remains on view through June 24. The PS Zask Gallery is located at the Promenade on the Peninsula (550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates).