The Kid Gets Out of the Picture
Oct. 15, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017
1619 Silver Lake Blvd. LA CA 90026
The Kid Gets Out of the Picture is a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture. By the early-nineteenth century, practitioners of the English picturesque had invented a catalog of objects (follys, ha-has, viewpoints) that worked to produce the pictorial effects of landscape painting within real space. Lumps, clumps, and masses made it possible, in a sense, to occupy the picture.
The Kid Gets Out of the Picture is a three-month long exhibition that returns to the catalog of nouns developed by the picturesque to ask how these tactics can be deployed in reverse, extracting the qualities of images and literalizing them in the real world.
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The purpose of the symposium is two-fold: first, to propose a sustained parallel between the contemporary architectural moment and early 19th-century landscape design; and second, to sharpen the distinctions between varieties of practice that would include picture-making as a significant component of architectural labor.
Storm Madsen and Gwynn Shanks’s collaborative project presents a series of simple scores that investigate what it means to explore, traverse, and view the body.
The Live Screening features a live screening of Episode 3 of Rad, Bad and Sad, a show about architecture in LA, starring Joseph Adam Dunn and Ben Warwas.
The Reading Group features a seminar-style discussion on the topic of the Picturesque, hosted by M&A, Los Angeles Design Group, and invited participants.
Join us Saturday October 15th from 6-9pm for the public opening of The Kid Gets Out of the Picture.