Opening Reception: Thursday October 10th 7-11pm
Exhibition: October 10th-24th 2013
Architexture is a contemporary group art exhibition that explores the phenomenology of space, and tactility of structure and form. This a two week exhibition (October 10-24) hosted by Project Gallery, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday October 10th from 7-11pm. The exhibit will also be host to the first ever Leslieville Gallery Crawl on Sunday October 20th (1-5pm).
Inspiring and thought-provoking architecture has the capacity to evoke feelings of the sublime in those who witness it. The tactile nature of architectural forms has the power to produce extreme feelings of awe and wonder. Architecture is phenomenological in nature as it requires systematic personal reflection, directing one’s structure of consciousness – one must always position their physical body in relation to the towering form before them. This positioning takes both physical and mental negotiation of spatial confines.
Many artists seek to represent such three-dimensional spaces in two-dimensional picture planes through the use of texture, manipulation of formal elements, and shapes. The resulting work embodies more than simply a physical sense of space – it creates a mental space that is equally important to discover. Whether the material is solid or composed of the ephemerality of light, work in Architexture is fixated on the idea of architecture and the phenomenology of space.