YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR THE
PREMIER DESIGN EVENT OF THE YEAR
EVERARD READ GALLERY
6 JELLICOE AVENUE, ROSEBANK, JOHANNESBURG
THURSDAY 2 AUGUST / 6 TILL 10PM / AWARDS AT 7PM
EXHIBITION RUNS 3 AUGUST – 9 SEPTEMBER 2012
RSVP ESSENTIAL: email@example.com / 044 877 0719
The overriding concept behind “High-rise” is to examine our institutional architectural heritage, by referencing modernist structures, (by post -war intellectual elite) whose design ethic resided in using industrially-produced architecture.
Formally the work is industrially fabricated, referencing the mass-manufactured and hand-made both trademarks of the Piers’ design process.
With an emphasis on the “monumental” Piers parodies a brutalist mind set through his adopting of a machine aesthetic. By further eliminating unnecessary detail, he is creating a playful commentary by manipulation through his use of scale, form and function .
Product name: civic
Product category: cabinet
Materials: anodized aluminum
Dimensions if applicable: 1950x250x1050mm
Q&A with: Alma Viviers
AV: What inspired the specific piece?
PM: Please see press release sent earlier… Aggressively monumental modernist architecture.
AV: Describe the way you work.
PM: Im drawn to something, which on examination tells me how to proceed. The final product is a result of playing with an idea until I’m satisfied there is something inherent in the piece that will speak to the viewer.
AV: What do you love about this particular medium/material?
PM: Conceptually the work starts as an idea then the design takes shape, then the process is machine made and hand finished
AV: How is this unlike anything you’ve done before?
PM: It is a process of discovering and…although familiar, it also has an unknown outcome each time.
Come visit us on the stand at the David Krut Gallery offering a the food wine and design fair, in Jhb, Hyde Prk crn.
|Friday||25 November||1 PM – 10 PM|
|Saturday||26 November||10 AM – 10 PM|
|Sunday||27 November||10 AM – 5 PM|
R80 per person
R40 for visitors who come on their bicycles (bicycle racks provided)
R60 on Friday between 1PM and 6 PM
R50 for tickets bought online prior to the Fair
Children under 12 get in free
Tickets are available for purchase at the door
Hyde Park Corner
Jan Smuts Avenue