From: University of Michigan - Museum of Art
6/11/2016 - 11/6/2016
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Detroit-based architect Catie Newell's work is focused on the tactile, sensory qualities of the materials we use to build things: their texture, density, or malleability. Her investigations combine architectural research, material studies, and art experiments, a strategy she began as a student that now defines her career.
Varying in strength, form, and duration, light constructs architecture as a situational experience rather than a fixed space. Newell's fascination with light is a fascination with darkness. Through urban interventions, installations, and photographs, she investigates how darkness creates alternate environments, with unseen geographies, untold histories, and secret identities.