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SCI-Arc Announces Inside Things, a Library Gallery Exhibition Featuring the Work of Ellie Abrons
United States Architecture News - Feb 22, 2016 - 09:24 11843 views
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SCI-ARC Partners with the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) to Showcase Emerging Architects
Ellie Abrons: Inside Things
An exhibition in collaboration with the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
March 18–May 1, 2016
Friday, March 18, 7pm, Opening Reception
SCI-Arc presents Ellie Abrons / EADO: Inside Things, opening March 18 in the SCI-Arc Library. A partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), the exhibition features the work of emerging architect, Ellie Abrons, a faculty member at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning. As part of the year-long collaboration, SCI-Arc design faculty Mira Henry will in turn exhibit at the UMMA this summer.
“SCI-Arc is thrilled to partner with the museum,” Diaz Alonso said of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. “Joe Rosa has been a long-time champion of innovative architecture. We’re excited to feature Ellie Abrons in our gallery and are eager to see what Mira Henry has in store for the museum later this year.”
“Abrons work is emblematic of an emerging generation of makers that provide a window into the future of architecture,” Joseph Rosa, Director, University of Michigan Museum of Art said. “UMMA is happy to be partnering with SCI-Arc on a year-long collaboration to showcase talented faculty at SCI-Arc and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning. UMMA looks forward to showcasing the emerging talent of SCI-Arc design faculty Mira Henry this summer."
'Inside Things' explores architectural interiority borne from agglomeration and exaggeration. Parts seem too big for their wholes, forms don’t quite fit together, and proto-figures combine to produce objects whose outsides don’t quite reveal their insides. A loose association between inside and out supersedes the more typical, clear correspondence of the two.
The parts allude to something familiar—figures imbued with vitality that walk the line between living things and not living things. Here, the ambiguity of formal resemblance mixes with obscure, heterogeneous materiality to produce architectural things that invite misreading and are open to interpretation but never land on intended meaning.
Ellie Abrons is an architectural designer, educator, and the principal of EADO. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan where she was the A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in 2009-2010. EADO works across scales and mediums, often in collaborative contexts, and focuses on materiality, formal experimentation, and the agency of architectural things.
Abrons received her Masters of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles where she graduated with distinction and received the AIA Certificate of Merit. She received her B.A. in art history and gender studies from New York University. Abron’s work has been exhibited at the 2012 Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, A+D Gallery, and the Architectural Association. She was recently selected, as part of T+E+A+M, to exhibit work in the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
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