COLLAGE ON VIEW
The House and The City: Two Collages
at Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery at The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
15 August-20 October 2019
At Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, collage is an intrinsic part of architectural process. By literally cutting and combining images, collages are rational processes that explore connections between projects and ideas. They are active forms, resonating between realism and abstraction, providing opportunities to reevaluate architectural design methods. Juxtaposed, referential images spur the beholder’s imagination, inviting them into a process of co-creation, transforming the perception of their environments.
The studio’s collage-centric process works in conjunction with traditional forms of architectural representation – orthographic drawings and models – facilitating an interplay between materiality and scale in the formation of spaces. Therefore, at T Space, Bilbao has created two collages reflective of her everyday workflow. The creative routine will be projected and translated into the gallery space, re-presenting pin-up walls, models, and collages into a vibrant, cross-sectional analysis/diagram of her work.
The first collage explores projects at the urban scale, analyzing how complex cultural, historical, and economic dimensions are activated simply acknowledging and responding to context. The second collage responds to the domestic domain; it will explore the home as the basic unit of human space.
This exhibition was curated by Susan Wides.
(adapted from the venue’s press materials)
Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
120 Vol Walker Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 USA