Archinect - News 2014-04-25T04:04:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98562050/richard-serra-is-the-first-artist-to-receive-the-president-s-medal-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York Justine Testado 2014-04-23T17:44:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T21:28:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2u9eldfknb05awq3.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Known for his large-scale sheet-metal sculptures, Richard Serra will be the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>. As the highest honor from the League, the Medal is presented by the organization's president and Board of Directors to an individual in recognition of a significant body of work in architecture, design, urbanism, or art.</p><p>Serra will formally receive the medal on May 6 during a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Emily Rauh Pulitzer (early Serra patron and Founder and Chairman of The Pulitzer Foundation) as well as architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi (designers of Seattle&#700;s Olympic Sculpture Park that features the major Serra work <em>Wake</em>) will be present at the event to give brief remarks on Serra and his work.</p><p>Here's more detail from the Architectural League:</p><p>"In presenting this award, the League honors Richard Serra for contributions his work makes to the way we think about space, viewer and object, site, an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93808894/archiving-the-built-environment-in-joakim-dahlqvist-s-piminski-renderings Archiving the built environment in Joakim Dahlqvist's "Piminski" renderings Justine Testado 2014-02-18T14:59:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T14:27:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4ljcc7jpfv996n5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 3D model renderings of architect, illustrator, and digital artist <a href="http://www.piminski.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joakim Dahlqvist</a> are a tug-o'-war between reality and imagination &mdash; a constant tension reflected in the never-ending quest for design innovation. The smartly arranged objects in Dahlqvist's 3D renderings would have one think each piece required thorough, calculated thought every step of the way. They do, to an extent.</p><p>But after I had a short phone conversation with Dahlqvist, his creative thought process seems to lean toward an experimental and intuitive side that may not be easily detected in his work.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78de4kfbnxe0ct37.jpg"></p><p>Always having an interest in collecting things and spotting interesting details in his everyday surroundings, Dahlqvist began piecing together the renderings as a "bureaucratic" exercise. The renderings were also a uniquely productive way for him to archive the items he had collected over the years.<br><br>When he was invited to exhibit his work at the <a href="http://architecture.woodbury.edu/wuho/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery</a> in L.A., he explained that he took it as an opportunity to c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82774294/artist-jay-senetchko-builds-full-scale-farmhouse-as-an-extension-of-his-paintings-show-opens-tomorrow-in-vancouver Artist Jay Senetchko builds full-scale farmhouse as an extension of his paintings; show opens tomorrow in Vancouver Justine Testado 2013-09-26T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T18:05:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbrcsy0h22ml29kn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Industry and the Sleepwatchers" by artist Jay Senetchko from Vancouver, BC is a three-part art installation based on a poignant narrative of paintings that re-imagines the everyday lives of the artist's paternal grandmother Ann Senetchko and her husband Pete Senetchko, who was involved in the Alberta oil patch as a tool-pusher. The opening reception will be this Friday, Sept. 27 from 7-10 pm at an open space at a local Sole Foods Street Farm, an organization that transforms vacant land into fruitful working farms in Vancouver.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lqpcpfyit4hpu29.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r60fvru423fdcecv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Taking place in a life-size prairie farmhouse the artist constructed just two weeks earlier this month, the story behind this installation examines the positive and negative aspects of how the oil and gas industry affect domestic life--two elements the artist describes as "definitive of contemporary reality." Although Senetchko's grandfather was able to provide a comfortable life for his wife, he spent a great deal of time away from the house--and from he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78067070/walter-de-maria-artist-on-grand-scale-dies-at-77 Walter De Maria, Artist on Grand Scale, Dies at 77 anthony dong 2013-07-28T01:15:00-04:00 >2013-07-28T01:15:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1yuyr93z1tp7z1m.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He was best known for large-scale outdoor works that often involved simple if rather extravagant ideas or gestures: a SoHo loft filled with two feet of earth, for example, or a solid brass rod two inches in diameter and one kilometer long driven into the ground in Kassel, Germany, so that only its smooth top was visible (a work consistent with an artist who once noted that &ldquo;the invisible is real&rdquo;).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54404128/walter-pichler-an-artist-who-bucked-the-status-quo-dies-at-75 Walter Pichler, an Artist Who Bucked the Status Quo, Dies at 75 anthony dong 2012-07-29T18:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T23:03:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0f47830bx6yktcs.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Pichler was a sculptor and illustrator whose ... architectural drawings were not just plans; they were also works of art in and of themselves. Other images &mdash; &ldquo;dream drawings,&rdquo; as he called them &mdash; were dark and psychologically loaded. His figures were often skeletal or robotic.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/647hszvjkipli6r6.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43737836/artist-doug-aitken-s-venice-beach-home Artist Doug Aitken's Venice Beach Home Archinect 2012-04-03T20:13:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T06:22:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/ueiv78x2eat2rlkd.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The house is the world&rsquo;s first temple to &ldquo;Acid Modernism,&rdquo; the aesthetic the California-born Aitken conceived for himself and Gemma Ponsa, his companion of the last six years. &ldquo;The goal was to create a warm, organic modernism that&rsquo;s also perceptual and hallucinatory,&rdquo; he said of the design. &ldquo;We thought that would be a wonderful environment to live in.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/36565345/legendary-artist-mike-kelley-dead-at-58-an-apparent-suicide Legendary Artist Mike Kelley Dead at 58, an Apparent Suicide Archinect 2012-02-01T15:25:00-05:00 >2012-02-12T23:21:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f922783d73c9091fb26e66f640b403f7.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist Mike Kelley has passed away at his home in Los Angeles, having apparently taken his own life. The tragic news was confirmed to BLOUIN ARTINFO by Helene Winer, of New York's Metro Pictures gallery, a long-time associate of the artist.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>