Join Inform Interiors on February 9th for a talk by Pritzker-winner Thom Mayne, where he will discuss his architectural practice and his current exhibit, Constructing the Spontaneous.
Mayne’s latest series of artworks profoundly explores the interplay between the forefront of technology and humanistic ideals and expression. Each piece in the exhibition is the result of a rigorous generative process that starts with commanding a computer algorithm, which generates a series of images based on a series of primitive geometries, enhanced by variables such as rotating and stacking operations, opacity metrics, and additive and subtractive form making. The opening reception for the exhibit is on Saturday, February 10th, 1:00-5:30 pm at the Paul Kyle Gallery.
About Thom Mayne
Thom Mayne is a founding partner of Morphosis, an interdisciplinary and collective architecture and planning practice established in 1972. Mayne’s distinguished honours include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal (2013). He served on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities from 2009–2016. In 1972, he co-founded the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he continues to lead the NOW Institute, a graduate-level think tank for urban sustainability and resilience. Mayne has held teaching positions at Columbia, Yale, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and the University of Pennsylvania. Recent publications include Strange Networks (2020, Rizzoli), a monograph highlighting his exploration of combinatory systems, and M3 (2023, Rizzoli), a survey of fifty years of models at Morphosis. This investigation continues at Stray Dog Café, Mayne’s personal art and research space at Morphosis, where he leads a team of young designers and students on research projects, creating artwork and developing publications that document their creative output.
February 9, 2024 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Doors at 5:00pm; Lecture at 6:00pm
Inform Interiors, 50 Water Street