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06.05.12
Faculty, Alumni Participate in Venice Hosted Artists X Architects Show

Several SCI-Arc faculty and alumni participate in the Artists X Architects exhibition opening Tuesday, June 5m 6-8pm at Joe’s Restaurant in Venice.

Curated by Tibby Rothman, the show pairs 11 artists with 11 architects, both emerging and established, having them select one piece of each others work to be exhibited side-by-side.

Artists Billy Al Bengston X Architect Neil Denari

Rather than "finished pieces," a completed painting and a photograph of a finished structure, Rothman asked for glimpses of an individual’s process: a sketch, a study, a small piece, a rendering, a material study or a similar piece. Stripped of art and architecture’s divergent vocabulary, the connections or complements between the pair are revealed.

Faculty members Patrick Tighe, Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu, former SCI-Arc Director and visiting critic Neil Denari, and alumnus David Hertz (B.Arch ‘83), hijacked studio visits into lunches, dinners or meetings held over a series of weeks.

The exhibition is sponsored by The Architect’s Newspaper, Joe’s and V-SCAPE.

Read the stories by Patch.com and KCET.org.