Case Work

Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture

Closed on Apr 17, 2016

Allied Works Architecture, National Music Centre concept model, 2009. Modeling concrete, salvaged brass instruments, oak base. 7 x 6 x 4.5 in. Courtesy Allied Works Architecture.

Allied Works Architecture, Dutchess County Estate - Guest House structure and site study, 2008. Charcoal on tracing paper. 24 x 40 in. Courtesy Allied Works Architecture.

Allied Works Architecture, Dutchess County Estate - Main House site and massing concept model. Acrylic, cast resin, polished brass and charred pine. 24 x 24 x 6 in. Courtesy Allied Works Architecture.

Allied Works Architecture, Wisconsin Art Preserve concept model, 2010. Wood, Prismacolor pencils, plaster and porcelain. 21 x 28 x 3 in. Courtesy Allied Works Architecture.

Closed on Apr 17, 2016

North Building - Level 2
Included in general admission.

Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/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 captivating 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: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/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.