Wednesday, April 11, 2012

PHILIP MICHAEL WOLFSON / Animated Unobtainium: Tsukumogami DC Series 1

Showing through April 28, 2012

Born 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a NASA engineer, Philip Michael Wolfson studied architecture at Cornell University and the Architectural Association, London, England. After completing his studies he spent ten years as head of design for renowned London architect, Zaha Hadid until establishing his own studio in 1991.

Wolfson has established his distinctive pathway, re-examining the forms and ideas of the early 20th century Modernist movements, particularly Constructivism and Futurism. In his first U.S. solo exhibition at INDUSTRY, Philip Michael Wolfson will exhibit a new series of Tsukumogamis, a type of Japanese "artifact spirit"--living inanimate objects. Tsukumogamis originate from discarded items that have reached their 100th birthday and thus become alive and aware. This experimental study uses Concrete Canvas, which has an innate organic quality and movement.

Atlas Theater District
1358 Florida Ave., NE
Washington, DC

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