CHRIS LARSON & JORDAN ROSENOW: THE SPACE OF A LINE
TOM ERICKSON: ARCHITECTURAL APPENDAGES
March 2nd | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
This event is free and open to the public.
Rochester Art Center is pleased to announce two new exhibitions in multiple galleries. Chris Larson and Jordan Rosenow: The Space of a Line and Tom Erickson: Architectural Appendages through interrogating both the exterior and interior workings of architectural structures they both relate to each other and to the exhibition in the main galleries, Eamon O’Kane: Intimate Expansive.
Chris Larson’s art continually plays with our perception of dimensions, including in Axonometric, a series of drawings made over ten years that fantastically imagine inner, hidden machinery of static architecture. This work is shown at RAC in conversation with his studio assistant and mentee, Jordan Rosenow, who creates multimedia installations made from raw building materials typically used to solidify structures such as 2x4s, pipes, and steel that are the foundation of architectural spaces, which house/shape the body and its experiences.
Tom Erickson: Architectural Appendages is a series of 55 drawings that focus on 11 cities in southeastern Minnesota:
Red Wing, Wabasha, Winona, Caledonia, Preston, Austin, Albert Lea, Owatonna, Faribault, Mantorville, and Rochester.
These exquisite drawings focus on elements attached to buildings and hold a balance between an abstracted form, the building itself, and intricate detail of the appendage, that which was added onto the building, often as an afterthought. Look for well-known architectural buildings from Southeast Minnesota, see if you can recognize a stairwell tacked onto the side if a building or a water tower you rarely notice on top of another building.
Tom Erickson’s art explores relationships between architectural form and design processes. He is a native of Rochester with a Masters of Architecture degree from NDSU, and currently lives and works in Minneapolis. This project was funded through a SEMAC Emerging Artist Grant.
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