The University at Buffalo Art Gallery presents “Reflexive Architecture Machines,” with an exhibition opening on Thursday, Feb 11th, at UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, on North Campus, with a public reception at 5PM.
The exhibition contains work from faculty and former students of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. This exhibition features architectural prototypes that explore how conventional materials can become more responsive to environmental and human interactions.
The exhibition will display the products of the design lab through drawings, models, tools, material studies and working prototypes that demonstrate the process by which projects are conceived, researched and developed.
Projects on view will include “Allotropic Systems” designed by Nicholas Bruscia, which uses flexible rubber molds to produce self-similar plastic casts.
Matthew T. Hume’s “Warped” offers experiments in plywood construction featuring a set of walls and arches composed from mechanically joined wood plys that change their
shape in response to atmospheric moisture by twisting and bending between open and closed conditions.
Omar Khan’s exhibit, “Gravity Screens and Open Columns,” explores the possibilities offered by elastomers for developing an organically kinetic architecture.
Also, as part of the exhibition, there will be an offsite installation on view at the Buffalo Arts Studio from Feb. 9th to Feb. 22nd. Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) is located in the Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Suite 500, in Buffalo. BAS hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11AM. to 5PM, and Saturday from 11AM to 3PM. For more information, call 716.833.4450
UB Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM. For information, please call 716.645.6913.
Image: Model from Gravity Screens, 2005-2009. Composite urethane elastomers, microprocessors, stepper motors, acrylic plastic, aluminum.