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Case Work: Sculptures and Drawings by Allied Works Architecture is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore artworks created during the firm's investigative process, which is at the heart of its practice.
Established by Brad Cloepfil in 1994, Allied Works Architecture has been widely recognized for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction, and for developing architectural designs that are forged by the defining elements of their mission and site. Case Work marks the first time that the public will be able to view the artistic explorations of material, form, and spatial experience that have guided the firm's architectural designs, including both realized buildings and projects that have yet to take shape.
The exhibition presents the firm's work over the last 15 years, including 17 bold and tactile architectural sculptures alongside material and structural studies. More than 40 drawings, ranging from gestural sketches to large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings, also will be on view.
Case Work is curated by Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still Museum. The exhibition premieres at the Denver Art Museum and will be presented at the Portland Art Museum (June 4—September 4, 2016), before embarking on a two-year international tour.
Case Work: Sculptures and Drawings by Allied Works Architecture is organized by the Clyfford Still Museum and the Portland Art Museum in association with Allied Works Architecture. The exhibition is supported by The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.