Design Watch Members enjoyed a special evening with Cooper-Hewitt trustee Richard Meier at the opening of Art in Architecture: Selected Works by Richard Meier in Brooklyn. This exhibition is hosted in Richard Meier’s own architectural project, Richard Meier on Prospect Park. Meier’s collages and sculptures complement his architecture in various, unexpected ways. In contrast to his architectural drawings, his collages are nonrepresentational, yet like the drawings, they record the artist’s creative process. The collages are comprised of small fragments of found items, often gleaned from Meier’s travels and his projects around the world.

The sculptures are made from discarded wooden elements of Getty models, cast in stainless steel and then reassembled into interlocking compositions that underscore spatial qualities and scale. Both the collages and sculptures function as aesthetic explorations.

Art in Architecture: Selected Works by Richard Meier is co-curated by Emily Cheng and Monica Ramirez-Montagut. Additional support is provided by Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Gallery @ 1GAP. The exhibition will be on display through January 15, 2012.

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