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Observation and Speculation: Artist Talk and Reception

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Free and open to all. No charge at the door.
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Join us for the opening of our latest exhibit where the artists, Doug Wittnebel, AIA, Peter Gee and Future Cities Lab will say a few words about the creative process.

About the Exhibit:

Observation and speculation are central to the creative process whether that process occurs in the interest of pure art, architectural design or place-making. The work exhibited here is a sampling from three unique practitioners. Their work spans the spectrum from fantasy landscapes to real places or having no site whatsoever. The work presented deliberately mixes genres to invite a dialogue about creative products and processes.

Doug Wittnebel, AIA is an architect and Principal at Gensler’s Oakland office. He describes his work as ranging “from landscape studies, paintings of buildings, and some work that is about speculation and dreaming.” Future Cities Lab is an experimental design studio, workshop and architectural think tank operating globally out of San Francisco. Their proposed public art piece “Anemone” inspired by the eponymous California native plant is a structural canopy and gateway element within a new retail development at UC Village in Albany designed by Lowney Architecture. Peter Gee’s work includes paintings and a collection of  functional pottery that encompasses a variety of influences and methods. He lives and practices his art in Oakland and San Miguel de Allende.

Perspectivas 2015 Lecture and Exhibit Opening

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6pm
Free event, all are welcome. Please RSVP for reception food counts.
Presented by Latinos in Architecture.

About the presentation:
Ronald Rael, Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley, presents from his book Borderwall as Architecture, a series of designs that challenges the intrinsic architectural element of a wall charged by its political context. Rael’s work is a protest against the new border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

About the presenter:
Ronald Rael, 
Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, established his creative practice, Rael San Fratello, in 2002. Rael San Fratello is an award-winning studio, co-founded with Virginia San Fratello, whose work lies at the intersection of architecture, art, culture, and the environment. In 2014 Rael San Fratello was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York. Rael is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and the forthcoming Borderwall as Architecture.

About the exhibit:

Rael’s presentation coincides with the opening of Latinos in Architecture’s “Perspectivas 2015: Playing with Urban Fabric,” an exhibit which aims to showcase the work and talent of architects, urban planners, interior designers, artists, and related fields practicing in the Bay Area. The body of work not only addresses and defines PLAY within an architectural context, but also how PLAY can be integrated into the urban fabric, such us public spaces or objects that can bring the concept of Play to the viewer or spectator.