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.
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