In December 2016, artwork was on display by four local artists: Chholing Taha, Yuya Negishi, Aaron Brand, and Jen Chilstrom. In addition to the artwork by these artists, the work of over 20 MN makers was available for holiday gift giving.
The University of Minnesota’s Design & Architecture students also unveiled a wild installation of sculpture
in a portion of our space:
On the morphology of form though material differences
The project in the studio was to create a Catalog of Style. Following 19th century architect Gottfried Semper’s theory of Style which he described as practical aesthetics arising from formal motives found in techniques of material crafting, the students created motives in geometry and patterning to create acollection of design pieces where one can trace their style expressed through different materials. Gradually shifting techniques and materials, their style began with the genesis of a formal logic as a 2d Pattern, evolved into a 2.5d materialized pattern of a lightweight Screen, then morphing the surface into a form for a 3d Lampshade, to casting a fabric formwork into a weighted Object, and finally conceptualizing it into a programmatic Structure made from wood.
This show gives just a glimpse of the enormous amount of work these young bright and talented students have produced over the semester. The works are by the undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture program in the School of Architecture, College of Design at University of Minnesota
Abel Santos Meeker
Instructor: Dr. Kristine Mun