Function is no object for RO/LU, the St. Paul based studio. According to their website, “RO/LU continues to explore ‘art history as a material’ by starting with very literal information from existing works and reinventing through intuitive connections to others: Superstudio’s Quaderna line, environmental installations by Ettore Sottsass, Scott Burton and James Lee Byars’ utilization of man as a symbol object…
“Surfaces On Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain” is a group of sculptural furniture objects by RO/LU with matching clothing by Various Projects. The objects, made from welded wire mesh, seem to change when one moves in their presence, in some way becoming different with each step taken around them.” The objects, although not “sit worthy,” form an interesting tension between the handmade yet industrial strength of welded steel. The work is on view as the inaugural show at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York from September 4th through October 4th. Contributors/Team> Matt Olson, Mike Brady with Various Projects.
event> surfaces on which your setting and sitting will be uncertain.
venue> Patrick Parrish Gallery | 50 lispenard street new york | 212 219 9244 email@example.com
date> 4 september > 4 october 2014
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What is essential here is the presence of the spirit of dialogue, which is in short, the ability to hold many points of view in suspension, along with a primary interest in the creation of common meaning.” ~Physicist David Bohm
[ ro/lu ] rosenlof/lucas, ro/lu is a design and art studio located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that’s focused on exploring the relationship between life and its surroundings and the objects and ideas that fill those spaces. They were the 2012 Walker Art Center “Open Field” Artists In Residence and their work has been exhibited internationally. The studio’s s practice extends to landscape design, furniture, relational architectural projects, urban planning work and innovative collaborative public art. The studio, founded in 2003, currently consists of Matt Olson, Mike Brady, Sammie Warren and Garth Thomson Vieira. The studio believes in learning something every day, and blogs daily about art, design, and visual culture at rolublog.com
[ andreas angelidakis ] is an architect and artist working at the intersection of digital culture and architectural production. He is one of the first artists that treated the internet as a real place, a site where he designed and built online communities such as the Chelsea Project and Neen World. He also designed and built spaces, intended to appear as computer renderings, sparking a discussion as to whether they were ever built (Pause Pavilion, Stockholm) and spaces that included a garden of mummified plants used as a virtual horizon for a laser beauty clinic (Forever Laser, Geneva). Angelidakis has realized projects in Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Italy as well as publications for museums and cultural foundations.
[ Volume Gallery ] is an event-based gallery with a specific focus on American design, and a strong emphasis placed on emerging contemporary designers. The Volume Gallery releases editions, publications and organizes exhibits that showcase the work of American designers to regional, national and international audiences.
event: volume 11: rolu | everything is always changing all of the time
venue: volume gallery | 845 west washington | chicago usa
date: 7 september > 13 october 2012
reception: friday, 7 september | 6-8pm