Details:

This schematic-like work depicts a fictitious future environment in two-and-a-half dimensions. The geometric shapes and saturated fields of color represent particular aspects of a fantastically constructed space—landscape architecture, floor plans and shifting walls.
Framed: 37.0 x 29.0 x 2.2 in.
This work is available through 12/01/2021

① Artwork:

Visualizing Architectural Attempts to Continually Construct Sacred Water Features

This schematic-like work depicts a fictitious future environment in two-and-a-half dimensions. The geometric shapes and saturated fields of color represent particular aspects of a fantastically constructed space—landscape architecture, floor plans and shifting walls. Although some of these forms appear to be reproduced with a blueprint or printmaking process, the artist hand-renders all these elements with colored pencils and crayons. The title of the work, inspired by museum layouts and postmodern authors, exemplifies the power dynamics of various office environments where the artist worked. Sokolow employs humor and skepticism in her works to hint at the frequently concealed social engineering and other agendas involved in the designing and use of corporate, institutional and domestic architecture.

Specs:

22 inches
30 inches
with frame
29 inches
37 inches

③ Artist:

Deb Sokolow

Deb Sokolow’s schematic-like drawings depict fictitious environments of the future. The artist’s two-and-a-half-dimensional pieces are rendered by hand and feature geometric shapes and saturated fields of color that represent landscape architecture, floor plans and shifting walls. Sokolow’s titles are inspired by both the layout of museum spaces and authors of postmodern literature—employing humor and skepticism to hint at the frequently concealed social engineering involved in the designs of corporate, institutional and domestic architecture.

Deb Sokolow:
Visualizing Architectural Attempts to Continually Construct Sacred Water Features, 2021
Graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
30.0 × 22.0 inches /
Deb Sokolow:
Visualizing Architectural Attempts to Continually Construct Sacred Water Features, 2021
Graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
30.0 × 22.0 inches /