Gail Peter Borden: Controlled Objects, Sept. 10 – Oct. 8 2016

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Gail Peter Borden: Controlled Objects, Sept. 10 – Oct. 8 2016

October 12, 2016

Professor Gail Peter Borden recently had a solo exhibition called “Controlled Objects” at Galleri Urban Dallas

 

Borden’s third at Gallery Urbane, the exhibit included two-dimensional geometric patterns, architectural resin paintings, and shallow welded steel sculptures. Borden noted that the show contains more three-dimensional and multi-media work, while sharing similar themes with previous work. 

 

As an artist and an architect, Borden engages with materiality and “thinking through making.” He describes the “controlled objects” of the exhibit as “functional adaptations, not quite fully functional products but also not quite fully art objects.” 

 

“Objects are endowed with opportunity,” says Borden. “Sometimes that is functional, sometimes purely aesthetic. In either mode I believe they can move between disciplinary realms.” 

 

Though Borden lives, teaches, and practices in Los Angeles, he has strong artistic ties to Texas, where he studied art, architecture, and art history as an undergrad at Rice, and later in 2004, was an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa.