BERNHARD HOESLI PDF

Gallery until April 19th. The 52 works that comprise the show, all of them created privately using materials typically found at home, provide an otherwise overlooked glimpse into a major shift in modern art making and architectural process. That they are also touchingly intimate and stunningly crafted makes the experience of viewing them all the more enjoyable. These collages are a direct result of all of those developments.

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Gallery until April 19th. The 52 works that comprise the show, all of them created privately using materials typically found at home, provide an otherwise overlooked glimpse into a major shift in modern art making and architectural process. That they are also touchingly intimate and stunningly crafted makes the experience of viewing them all the more enjoyable. These collages are a direct result of all of those developments.

For example, earlier works depict a more traditional "architectural" sensibility because of their resemblance to a figure-ground condition. Later works share broader investigations of color and texture. The variety of materials used and the breadth of ideas being explored in these meticulously constructed, masterfully designed works reveals an artistic mind unlimited in its interests. Many works feature cartoonish faces or figurative shapes that Hoesli drew onto the surface.

Others focus on typographical and color juxtapositions, as on a plastic shopping bag he found to be an inspiring surface. Besides using carefully shaped paper cutouts, Hoesli also used materials such as corrugated cardboard, flattened metal cans and even sand. The objects he used to overlay the collages are equally varied and even include household items such as a leather school satchel, a doorstop and a pair of shoes.

The Irwin S. They were both members of the group of architectural educators who came to be known as The Texas Rangers, having taught together at the University of Texas at Austin in the early to mid s. His contributions to teaching architecture, to say nothing of his collage work, are perhaps less well known in the United States than they should be.

Yet the works on display in the Aurthur A. Houghton Gallery were never part of a pedagogical exercise or necessarily meant for public display. They were constructed at home with whatever was at hand, largely for the pleasure of Hoesli and his family. They are a pair of black flats, well worn, with tiny scraps of vibrantly colored paper layered over the front half. They exemplify the intimacy of all the works. Every piece has a verso that includes dates, dedications, notes about the time and place of creation and even bits of prosody.

One reads, "Memories of things long past. Some works are displayed perpendicularly to the wall so viewers can see the diary-like entries. Hoesli would return to many of the works over the course of years, noting the revisit each time on the verso side. You go back and revisit. But even those who have little interest in such history can treat themselves to a purely aesthetic experience.

The amount of detail and care actually taken in putting these collages together deserves to be seen. Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.

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Very intimate in scale, these works demonstrate a process of making and experimentation, of layering and three dimensionalization, wherein Hoesli revisited and reworked many of the pieces numerous times, some over a period of several years. However, one can also say that this object is the result of a process, a particular kind of approach to shapes, colors and, typically, for collage, scrap paper. So a collage is not only meant as an object, something made, a result, but what is perhaps far more interesting: a process. Moreover, that behind this way of doing something which as a result then leads to a collage, the collage could be meant as an attitude of mind. Subsequently, he worked at the architectural practice of Le Corbusier in Paris and Marseilles, where among other projects, he assisted in the publication of Le Modulor.

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His obsession with the Modernist tradition led him to defend it after it became passe and the public pronounced it dead. He suggested that not only did students need to survive the Modern movement, but embrace it as history. He also felt that the Cubist and De Stijl painters had similar perceptions of the continuity of space and drew inspiration from them. He commented profusely on the Modernist concept of continuous space in both writings and lectures regarding his three protagonists as well as many others. He used Modernism as a source of history and theory for his lessons.

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