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In Between by Lead Pencil Studio

For Immediate Release:
June 01, 2007

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In Between by Lead Pencil Studio

(Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo)
A Site-Specific Installation
Seeing Gallery
On View Now and Extended Through June 17

Currently on view in the Exploratorium’s Seeing Gallery, just extended through June 17, is Lead Pencil Studio’s In Between. A work in dirt, nylon archeology grid, bent

In Between

florescent lighting, and white welded wire, it describes the peculiar state of uncertainty between the formation of an architectural idea and its completion. Lead Pencil Studio (Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo) were artists-in-residence at the Exploratorium during the creation of this work. In 2006, Lead Pencil Studio was selected as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York and they have just won the coveted Rome Prize.

In Between marks the first of Han and Mihalyo’s Ground Series. Examining the earliest gesture of the construction process, In Between focuses on the activity of site preparation, where surface topography is adjusted prior to the arrival of the first building materials. By introducing this temporal condition into the Exploratorium’s Seeing Gallery, the work dwells on the moment of uncertainty, anticipation, and infinite potential that is a significant emotional component of every architectural and cultural transition. The nylon archeology grid overlays atop the entire negative and positive dirt landscape, a bent line of fluorescent lighting, and a suggestion of built form rendered in white welded wire comprise the work.
Artist's Biography

Exploratorium artists-in-residence Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo founded Lead Pencil Studio in 1997 for collaborative projects in architecture and installation art. Drawing equally from architecture and the studio arts, their work is an exploration of the history and memory of occupied sites and spatial gestures at the architectural scale. In 2006, Lead Pencil Studio was selected as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York and received an Artist Trust Fellowship from the city of Seattle, a Genius Award from the Seattle weekly The Stranger, and a residency from the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Their work is on view at www.leadpencilstudio.com.


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