I have a few pieces in this group show. If your in the area, go check it out!!
GENSLER ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF THE INSTITUTE OF
CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & ART EXHIBIT
Exhibition to be on display from July through September 2011
NEW YORK CITY, July 6th, 2011- Gensler, the global architecture, design,
planning and consulting firm, announces today that it has partnered with the
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) for the newest in-office
exhibition. The exhibit, The Classical Ideal, is curated by ICAA Fellows Briana
Miller, Steve Bass, and Andy Taylor, and will be on display at Gensler in New
York through September this year. It is viewable by appointment.
“Gensler's art program and educational platform is built on establishing a
diverse appreciation of the arts. We learn from both contemporary ideas and
historical influences. Classical architecture reminds us of the rigor of our
profession and the role it has played in the foundation of culture and
design. We are pleased to house the current exhibit and support the ICAA's
mission,” shares Gensler Principal and ICAA Advisor Tom Vecchione.
The Classical Ideal exhibition features a myriad of drawings, paintings,
renderings, plaster casts, sculpture and prints. The exhibit’s pieces on display
celebrate both the history and the future of classicism as a living language
for artistic expression. From the 17th century until the early 20th century,
artists and architects received rigorous classical training at the École des
Beaux-Arts and worked collaboratively to create some of the most well
known buildings and notable works of art. Today, they continue to practice
and teach in this tradition throughout the world. The exhibition presents a
sampling of student, instructor, and practitioner work, as well as pedagogical
pieces from the ICAA and its fine art and design branches, the Grand Central
Academy of Art and the Beaux-Arts Atelier, respectively.
“The ICAA is delighted to showcase these works at the Gensler office, and for
this chance to tell the story of contemporary classicism and its practice in
America today. We believe that sustaining the lessons of the past, and
drawing from cultural memory as parts of a modern architectural toolbox, are
worthy missions. This exhibit encourages us to that educational end,” says
Institute president, Paul Gunther.
For additional information, or to schedule an appointment to see the ICAA
exhibition, The Classical Ideal, please contact Lauren Davis or Jenn Hearon at
Gensler. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday, between 9am and
5pm. The office is located at 1230 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1500, New
York, New York.
Lauren Davis, Gensler
Jenn Hearon, Gensler
Paul Gunther, ICAA
Gensler is a global design, planning and strategic consulting firm networked
across 35 locations on five continents. Consistently ranked by U.S. and
international industry surveys as the leading architecture and interior design
firm, Gensler leverages its deep resources and diverse expertise to develop
design solutions for industries across the globe.
The Gensler Art Program was started in 2005 by Firm Design Director, Mark
Morton, and Managing Principal, Robin Klehr Avia, and uses the office’s public
space to showcase artists and organizations, increase art awareness and
inspire as well as educate both clients and staff. Since the program’s
inception, more than a dozen shows have been presented in the office.
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About The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art:
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is the leading nonprofit
organization dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture,
urbanism and their allied arts. With fifteen chapters throughout the country,
it is a valued forum and educational resource for students of art, planning
and architecture, and for design professionals and the general public. To
learn more about the ICAA visit its web site at www.classicist.org.