November 12, time tba
December 1, 6:15pm
Exhibit on view October 13–December 3, 2010
Architecture Building, Kibel Gallery
Most of the pieces in this exhibition were produced between 1981 and 2010. The majority of these drawings are field sketches made in situ, while other drawings were produced in the studio as the culmination of numerous field sketches.
The drawings are presented in their original size, typically that of the sketchbook, watercolor block or drawing pad upon which they were made. The lines of inquiry shared by the work sketch a pedagogy of the city and the landscape. Drawing served as the principal tool for extracting, recording and discerning the lessons of architecture, often by contrasting subjective initial impressions against prolonged observation, documentation and analysis.
Brian Kelly received his professional degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame (1981) and his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University (1987). He has practiced with Skidmore Owings and Merrill in Chicago, Peterson-Littenberg in New York, and Ayers/Saint/Gross in Baltimore. He is Associate Professor in the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
This exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Center for Architecture Design Research and Education (CADRE Corporation), the Kibel Gallery Fund and the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The exhibition was made reality by: Ronit Eisenbach, Kibel Gallery Chair; Christine Arnold and Michael Fischer, Exhibition Designers; Mercedes Afshar, Kibel Gallery Assistant; Thomas Swift, Shop Supervisor; Parlin Meyer, Jeff Gipson, Stanley Mathurin and Kevin Vandeman, Shop Assistants; Octavian Cretu, Anaconda Press.
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