F&P exhibit in NYC – ‘WORKING REMOTELY’ at a83
31st July – 1st October 2020
Flores & Prats are invited to contribute to the first exhibition, ‘Working Remotely’ at the new gallery a83 in Soho, New York, linking architecture, design and printmaking.
Owen Nichols, Phillip Denny and Clara Syme have recently recovered the old printing house of Owen’s father at 83 Grand Street in Soho, New York, to turn it into the new Architecture and Design Gallery & Printshop a83. It is a huge space closely related to Grand Street with a Risograph machine in the middle of it. What is special about the Risograph is its quality to print using very saturated colours, almost without detail.
The first exhibition is a selection of images from different participants to be printed by the Risograph and shown instantly on the gallery walls.
Our contribution ‘Time to Draw’ uses a picture of our work table taken by Judith Casas, which shows a drawing of our ongoing project Théatre des Variétés (in collaboration with Ouest Architecture from Brussels). The document is a combination of hand and computer drawing, an overlapping of layers that help in thinking and drawing, as several moments of the evolution of a plan lie visible. This process of working through an overlap of stages without erasing the previous ones allows keeping at sight the several states of an idea, just in case they can be of help later on…
The document lies upon our red table, surrounded by pencils and a rubber. We thought this picture, with strong but plain colours, could work and take advantage of the wonderful Risograph.
Finally, the picture printed by the Risograph was as we expected, with saturated and dense colors that keep it a part of the original drawing, turning it into a kind of painting with its own qualities and laws.