On view now until April 13, is the Stamberg Aferiat + Associates designed exhibition for Frank Gehry prints and a sculpture for the Los Angeles-based artists’ workshop Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl in New York City. The exhibition celebrates architecture, a more than ten-year collaboration with the renowned architect, and their one-year anniversary in a designed space by architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat. The exhibit features a newly editioned sculpture and an enlarging of Gehry’s Marques de Riscal Winery image. More images and description of the exhibition after the break.
A newly editioned sculpture by Gehry, made of resin and placed on a wooden base designed by Gehry, is introduced in this exhibition. Titled Memory of Sophie Calle’s Flower, it refers to a telephone booth collaboratively created by Gehry and Calle which was placed upon a bridge spanning the Seine river in Paris. The lithographic prints on view, including his newest Puzzled images, depict various architectural projects – some recently completed as well as some unrealized. Gehry begins each architectural project with a sketch – what he calls the “tentativeness, the messiness.”
From these abstract drawings, Gehry goes about refining his ideas until they finally are realized in tangible, three-dimensional form. While the prints are not actual preparatory sketches, they reflect the creative genius behind some of Gehry’s most iconic buildings. Gehry has achieved world-wide acclaim for his distinctive design sensibility; among the most innovative architects in history, Gehry’s buildings seem to defy gravity and the natural laws of physics. One of Gehry’s earliest buildings includes an addition to the Gemini G.E.L. workshop which was completed in 1979.
In a first for Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, the gallery’s architects, Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, were asked to create the exhibition design. Gehry agreed to the enlarging of his Marques de Riscal Winery image; a vinyl graphic was produced and rubbed onto one of the gallery’s walls. The enlarged graphic, along with the addition of color to what are normally white walls, transforms the gallery while brilliantly focusing the viewer’s attention on Gehry’s sculpture and prints.
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