Architecture becomes the muse for artists in Picturing Space: Artists Imagine Architecture, on view Nov. 26 through Jan. 5, 2020, in FIT’s Art and Design Gallery. The interdisciplinary exhibition brings together the work of 25 fine artists, exhibition designers, and interior designers who respond to the urban built environment in their work.
Curator Anne Finkelstein, adjunct associate professor of Communication Design Pathways, invited professional artists as well as faculty and students from the School of Art and Design, in the departments of Interior Design, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design, Photography, and Fine Arts. The work ranges from large three-dimensional installations to small sculptures and models, and includes photography, paintings, drawings, and video.
“More than ever, visionary artists, designers, and architects with an outlook to humanize the urban environment are essential for communities to survive, let alone thrive and prosper,” writes David Ebony, contributing editor to Art in America, in the show’s catalog. “The creative forces of Picturing Space—artists, professional designers, and the FIT students whose works are featured here—visualize a future marked by benevolent, sustainable architecture, renewable energy, and sensitivity to the environment amidst the challenges brought about by climate change.”