PRESS RELEASE

In the Viewing Room

"A Time to Build up and a Time to Tear Down", curated by Michael Straus
October 18 - 21 November, opening Thursday October 18, 6-8pm

This show – the second in the gallery’s flat files series – brings together the works of five artists whose drawings use forms of designed structures as a point of departure. Artists included are Cheryl Goldsleger, Ellen Harvey, Lucas Monaco, Ben Polsky, and Katrin Sigurdardottir. The artists variously build up imaginary elements in the structures, re-examine and conceptualize the buildings from multiple perspectives, or simply break them down into ruins. Their uses and abuses of architecture thus become multiple metaphors for the drawing process itself.