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Parallel Lines Meet || Spaces Unbidden and Untamed

April 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - May 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm


Open Hours:
Saturday, April 22, 12-7pm
Sunday, April 23, 12-6pm
Monday, April 24, 5-8pm
Tuesday, April 25, 5-8pm
Wednesday, April 26, 5-8pm
Friday, April 28, 6-8pm
Sunday, April 30, 11am-6pm
Monday, May 1, 5-8pm
Tuesday, May 2, 5-8pm
Wednesday, May 3, 5-8pm
Thursday, May 4, 2-8pm
Friday, May 5, 2-8pm
Sunday, May 7, 11am-6pm

Parallel Lines Meet || Spaces Unbidden and Untamed, chashama’s inagural presentation at 470 Vanderbilt, features works by Derek Frankhouser and Stephanie Beck.

Derek Frankhouser’s animation and installation works are the result of a practice that begins with drawing and borrows from neuroscience, psychedelic comics, figure drawing, science fiction, and conceptual art. His featured works reconsider truths of visual perception such as the fact that a single image is formed in the mind’s eye from two slightly different images or that an object must shrink as it moves away.

Stephanie Beck sees buildings as “surrogates for ourselves.” Interested in the overlap of the internal and external structures that create spaces such as cells, skeletons, and the columnal forms that make up both our bodies and our buildings, Beck’s work explores connections between architecture and nature–between “spaces that we construct with precision and those that spring up unbidden and untamed around us.”

Her featured installations consist of multiple modular units (either tall “towers” or cube “cells”), which interact with each other in a diversity of ways–recombining to suggest “architecture” in one configuration and “biological forms” in another. Working primarily with paper, which, while ephemeral, can be surprisingly strong and resilient, all of her work is hand-drawn and cut. Beck’s process, time-consuming and meditative, reintroduces the “imperfect human hand” into the production of forms that typically are made to be pristine. Her work is invariably drawn from the buildings and constructions around her, which she distills into simplified forms. She is then able to manipulate these massive structures on a more intimate scale and rearrange them to create new interpretations of place and movement. Through her sculptural work, Beck exposes the fragility and transience within the seemingly static architecture of public and private spaces alike. At the center of this is a feeling of instability and impermanence, which can be both playful and sobering.


April 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
May 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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(212) 391-8151


chashama 470 Vanderbilt by RXR Realty
470 Vanderbilt
Brooklyn, NJ 10038 United States
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