Materials and Applications

Pasadena Art Alliance

Materials & Applications (M&A) is an independent space for contemporary, experimental and alternative architecture. Their mission is to advance innovative and critical ideas in architecture through public programming, which includes temporary architecture, curated events, and special projects.

The funding will be used as exhibition support for “The Kid Gets Out of the Picture,” which is a cycle of three shows dealing with the language of painting and depiction that was developed in 19th Century England.  This exhibition will explore the way the picturesque functioned so that we might ask how these tactics can be deployed in reverse, moving us from picturesque images and converting them back to the real world.  The show will run from July 2016 through December 2016.