Lecturer Catie Newell’s Second Story on exhibition at Extension Gallery in Chicago

Second Story, an exhibition by lecturer Catie Newell, is on display as of June 23, 2011, at Extension Gallery in Chicago. Amplifying, transporting and distorting the volumes surrounding and within a contested existing domestic environment, Second Story reconfigures spaces that were once familiar into an “other” occupation and visual register. Used to imprint the space and excite the atmosphere, this inhabitable texture is driven by the manipulation of standard factory produced acrylic rods designed to capture, manipulate and distort the existing volumes of the second story of an abandoned house slated for demolition: Spencer’;s Funeral Home in Flint, Michigan.

Second Story is sponsored by Extension Gallery, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. For more:

Newell is a founding partner of Alibi Studio. She was recently awarded the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers.