paula crown sets transposition installation within the miami design district
 
paula crown sets transposition installation within the miami design district
dec 05, 2014

paula crown sets transposition installation within the miami design district

paula crown sets transposition installation within the miami design district
image © robin hill

 

 

 

american artist paula crown has set ‘transposition: over many miles’ within the miami design district, serving as an interactive space for the mixed-use, design-oriented neighborhood. with its reveal coinciding with art basel miami beach 2014, the monumental, site-specific installation is set to see members from the urban community visit and adopt the space as a creative lab.

 

the work has been fabricated in collaboration with the studio of chicago-based artist theaster gates and the apprenticeship program at the arts incubator at the university of chicago, where studio gang architects served as the consulting architect. the ‘PERforation’ sculpture is based on a 3D derivation of torn edges of sketchbook paper, sited on 3,200 square feet of constructed flooring. this geometric composition is based on a landscape drawing from crown’s ‘africa drawings’, dimensionalized through high-resolution scanning processes, scale alterations and 3D printing.

paula crown installation miami design district
the ‘PERforation’ sculpture is based on a 3D derivation of torn edges of sketchbook paper
image © robin hill

 

 

 

the modular installation comprises reclaimed wood, tempered glass, synthetic grass, metal, local plantings, and sand. gates’ studio used salvaged cedar and pine materials for the project, used by students and alumni of the design apprenticeship program, which in turn aided in their development of woodworking and carpentry skills. ‘transposition’ — on-site at 39th and 1st ave in the design district — can be visited from now through march 2015.

paula crown installation miami design district
the modular installation comprises reclaimed wood, tempered glass, synthetic grass, metal, local plantings, and sand
image © robin hill

paula crown installation miami design district
tempered glass is fit into the installation flooring
image © robin hill

paula crown installation miami design district
the work is sited on 3,200 square feet of constructed flooring
image © bill wisser

paula crown installation miami design district
gates’ studio used salvaged cedar and pine materials for the project
image © bill wisser

paula crown installation miami design district
one of the semi-circular cut-outs part of the sculptural work
image © bill wisser

 

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