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School of Architecture prof to present recent work in ‘[Fake] Fake Estates’ beginning Feb. 13 at The Warehouse
School of Architecture prof to present recent work in ‘[Fake] Fake Estates’ beginning Feb. 13 at The WarehouseJanuary 31, 2006Jaime Winne Alvarez firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse University’s School of Architecture will present “[Fake] Fake Estates: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates,” an exhibition of recent work by Martin Hogue, assistant professor of architecture at SU. The exhibition will be on display Feb. 13-March 17 in the school’s new gallery at The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St. Located on the first floor, the gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A public opening and gallery talk will take place Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Paid public parking is available on West Fayette Street, one block from the building.
Hogue spent several months systematically canvassing Queens, N.Y., for residual properties similar to the 14 parcels purchased there and documented by Matta-Clark in 1975. Best known for his spatially dynamic extractions of large sections of walls and floors from abandoned buildings, Matta-Clark, one of the most important American conceptual artists of the 1970s, purchased the Queens properties with the goal of highlighting neglected architectural environments that make up the urban and suburban fabric.
Hogue’s exhibition includes drawings, collages and photographs that articulate moments when conventions for establishing the location and precise boundaries of a site produce a conceptual “excess of surveying,” inviting speculation as to the value and purpose of land and revealing the conceptual potential of “real” sites, even small and unusable ones-a 1/8-inch x 110-foot property, among others-thought to lack architectural potential.
For more information, contact Mary Kate O’Brien, communications manager for the School ofArchitecture, at (315) 443-2388 or email@example.com.