June 7 – July 26, 2014

And He Built A Crooked House

Lauren Cherry and Max Springer, Nicolas Sassoon and Valérian Goalec

And He Built A Crooked House is an exhibition of works by Lauren Cherry and Max Springer (Los Angeles), Valérian Goalec (Brussels) and Nicolas Sassoon (Biarritz/Vancouver) that explores French theorist Georges Bataille’s concept of Base Materialism.

The exhibition takes its title from a short story by Robert A. Heinlein involving a house newly designed by the protagonist Quintus Teal that, as a result of an unexpected earthquake, challenges the traditional structure of linear architecture. The house amalgamates into a 4-dimensional object which renders it into a baseless foundation that can only be described as a blob mixture of multi-functional provisions.

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June 14 – July 26, 2014

Temporary Reading Room

The temporary reading room will be open for the summer months and features books and texts that explore the role of design in the shaping of society.

The reading room includes a replica version of c.1970 Prototype for Couch by John Chamberlain, first shown in 2009 at the Charles H. Scott Gallery (Vancouver) for Vintage Dan Graham: Projects for Publication 1966-2009, curated by David Platzker. Reproduced by furniture manufacturer Bombast (Vancouver), we invite you to sit, lay and read on the hand-carved, high-density foam, parachute-covered 8′ x 8′ x 4′ couch.

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July 17, 2014

The Part of No Part Catalogue

Dan Starling with Benjamin Lobko, Brian McBay, Dan Adleman, Julia Feyrer, Lief Hall, Sam Forsythe, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Tiziana La Melia, and Willie Brisco

Book (1)

221A and Brick Press are pleased to announce the launch of The Part of No Part catalogue. The Part of No Part was an artwork curated by Dan Starling as part of 221A’s Curatorial Residency program where five artists each designed a part of a performance by concentrating on one aspect of it: sound by Julia Feyrer, costumes by Tiziana La Melia, staging by Willie Brisco, choreography by Lief Hall and script by Sam Forsythe.
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