Dialogues, Art and Architecture
An exhibition of architectural models by Hariri and Hariri Architecture in conversation with gallery artists opens at Nancy Hoffman on December 14, 2016 and continues through January 28, 2017. For the first time, Nancy Hoffman Gallery will show architectural models in juxtaposition to works by gallery artists.
“Dialogues” came about as a result of Nancy Hoffman's visit to Hariri and Hariri Architecture’s offices, where models, created over the years, are readily viewable. The models are not simply architectural models, practical proposals for projects, residential, commercial, etc. These are models with a vision. Each is a work of art, made with tender loving care over months; each is artful, intriguing, inspiring and stimulating. Each exemplary of the firm’s vision to “create places of contemplation, places that incorporate time and memory, in which there is a sense of a passage or a journey.”
Rather than address the topic of art and architecture didactically or historically, this exhibition is a visual celebration of the communality of form as it moves from architecture to painting, from architecture to sculpture, from architecture to drawing.