Ana Penalba at PlatteForum Creative Residency

Ana Penalba "Spatial Agreements" Experimental drawings, structures and animated architectural forms
Ana Penalba “Spatial Agreements” Experimental drawings, structures and animated architectural forms

Text originally from Fall/Winter Preview on theScen3 visual art blog

Ana Penalba will be in residence in PlatteForum’s large open studio from October 28 – December 12, 2013. Week by week visitors to the space may enter in to her studio and watch as Penalba recreates her newest drawings, architecture derives, into scale models using “simple material(s) such as thin wood, paper, foam and any sort of material of easy manipulation.”

Although she’s an architect by training—she works actively in the field as a member of COAM (the Spanish institute for architects) and currently works with Terreform as an urban architect researcher—she’s coming at these models as sculptural forms that make a new demand for function to follow form instead of the accepted reverse.

While Penalba is interested in unleashing her art making from the form constraints in architecture she also believes that in doing so this process “furthers innovation” in her field as well as making the youth she teaches aware of the impact design has on daily life.

Her residency and Learning Lab with the Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation will culminate with an exhibition at PlatteForum opening Thursday, December 12, through December 23, 2013, but, I’d encourage visitors to engage with her throughout her residency, especially to go and see her drawings that she brought with her from New York.

AnaPenalba 'Architecture Derives 1"
AnaPenalba ‘Architecture Derives 1″

Ana Penalba

Spatial Agreements Experimental drawings, structures and animated architectural forms

Ana Penalba + Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation Records-Rinaldi Class

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

EXHIBITION:  Continues through December 23, 2013

Monday-Friday, noon – 4:00 pm or by appointment, 303.893.0791

LOCATION: 1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 135, Denver, CO 80202


Events free and open to the public


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