Love the little radiator.
Here is an element from the "Dictionary for Building," 1974-75. This work is composed of approximately 150 small architectural maquettes rendered very loosely with cheap and ephemeral materials that collect the fundamental vocabulary of a building but also describe its fundamental spatial relationships, eg. between, inside, in, on, above, by, below, under and opposing adjectives such as front and back, closed and open. Informally constructed, these models are delicate, even elegant, and often poignant in their fragile tiny scale.
While the early graphic works are captivating in how they illustrate the Armajani's cultural transition from his Persian roots to a committed student of the late 18th century American ethos and philosophy in general, this wonderful extensive study of the language and space of architecture form the heart of this exhibition.
Photo: Larry Marcus
Retrospective Exhibition at the Met Breuer
This is a very interesting and complex Persian expat seen here in depth.
Plexus is a collection of biomorphic pieces which take their influence from the human body, as seen in Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical sketches.
This collection is comprised of silver and gold. Each piece is beautifully crafted with soft highlighted curves and unusual textures that compliment the body when worn.
Narrative can be built into the drawings, from the historical - here remembering Barking Abbey as the centre of community, scholarship and medicine during the medieval period.
Drawing by Jess Phillips.
Jaime Misenheimer’s painting Beast will be 30 percent off during her Moving sale at #ifartgallery starting Friday, June 21. The painting is 18 x 14 inches. It’s $350 now, so very, very inexpensive when you take off that 30%.
Barking Miniatures. A large part of the ethnographic studies was the production of drawings following the style of the Indian and Persian Miniature.
Within these, depth of field is generally shallow and hierarchy is created by changes in scale and composition within the flattened plane.
The drawings encourage a personal interpretation of the study areas; in this instance depicting the 'urban island' of Abbey ward in a way reminiscent of the Tower of Babel.
Drawing by Harouth Arthur Mekhjian.