Anthony Titus exhibition @ Milstein Hall (Cornell)

EXHIBITION: Sept 29th–Oct 22nd, 2014, Cornell University: Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Milstein Hall, M–F 9am–4pm

“SURFACE MINING”

ANTHONY TITUS, Assistant Professor and First-Year Coordinator at the Rensselaer School of Architecture, has launched his exhibition titled Surface Mining at Cornell University. The exhibition will run from September 29th through October 22nd at the Bibliowicz Family Gallery in Milstein Hall during their hours of operation, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Surface Mining creates a dynamic exchange between a series of paintings, sculptural works, and their relative locations in space. While underlying limits and themes link the works, each piece is highly customized and explores a specific idea of structure, form, imagery, and material. At times the surfaces are composed of many layers of thin ethereal washes, while on other occasions they are opaque and densely built or mechanically applied.

Fabrication plays a critical role in Anthony Titus’ interdisciplinary practice. Spatial and material paradoxes are explored; at times the paintings explore the third dimension, while the sculptures exist as an accumulation of flat two-dimensional planes. The process typically begins with sketches and drawings that are informed by material and spatial investigations traced from the built environment. These images are formed as passages of color, formal gesture, and structure. Seeking to construct new ways of seeing, viewers are invited to place themselves in relation to the work in a multitude of ways. This aim to work with a diverse set of experiences is an extension of a larger research project, Twisted Siblings, which has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Anthony Titus is the founder of “Anthony Titus Studio” – an interdisciplinary practice based in New York City. His studio has been a laboratory for the exploration of ideas related to the contemporary practices of art and architecture. Over the past decade, the studio has been responsible for numerous experimental projects, including built works, site- specific installations and exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. A graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art and the University of Chicago with degrees in Architecture and the Fine Arts, Anthony has been involved in academia since, teaching at numerous schools including at Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. In addition to serving as a faculty member of these institutions, he has served as a guest lecturer and critic at institutions throughout the United States, including at Cornell University, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, Yale University, Art Center and SCI-Arc.

Students, faculty, friends, and all are invited to visit Surface Mining through October 22nd.

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