The past week has brought a lot of news about the connections between art and architecture. Many reflected on the life and work of sculptural architect Zaha Hadid, who also sometimes used paintings as plans for buildings, after her passing on March 31. April 4 saw the awarding of the Pritzker Architecture Prize to Alejandro Aravena with the jury citing “Few have risen to the demands of practicing architecture as an artful endeavor, as well as meeting today’s social and economic challenges.” And students at Columbia University are petitioning to stop the placement of a recently procured public art piece by Henry Moore because it does not fit with the architectural aesthetic of the campus.
As a continual subject of discussion for centuries, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association invites you to explore the current relationships and differences in art and architecture by attending a special reception and panel discussion, co-hosted with the Torpedo Factory Art Center and AIA Northern Virginia for Virginia Architecture Week.
Rebecca Cross, owner of Cross MacKenzie Gallery, moderates the following panel:
- John Gosling (Studio 325): Printmaker at the Torpedo Factory; Architect and Urban Planner
- Matthew Harwood (Studio 222): Three-dimensional painter at the Torpedo Factory; B.Arch., Alexandria Public Art Manager
- Carolyn Rickard-Brideau: Partner and Office President at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, AIA Member, LEED AP, WELL AP
- Robert M. Gurney: Owner and Principal at Robert M. Gurney, AIA Fellow
The panel discussion will be on April 10, 2016. The reception starts at 6:00 pm, and the panel discussion will begin at 7:00 pm. The reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.