Saturday, August 6: AERO STUDIES
Aero Studies, a solo show by artist Colette Aliman, will feature four sculptures. In this series, Aliman continues an exploration of inflatable sculpture, a medium that she sees to embody the dialectical relationship between recent pneumatic advances in architecture and the form of the human body.
AERO STUDIES: A PURSUIT TOWARDS A PHYSIOPNEUMATIC ARCHITECTURE, IN FOUR PARTS
Opening Event: August 6th, 2016
Aero Studies, a solo show by artist Colette Aliman at the RABBITHOLE in Dumbo, Brooklyn will feature four sculptures. In this series, Aliman continues an exploration of inflatable sculpture, a medium that she sees to embody the dialectical relationship between recent pneumatic advances in architecture and the form of the human body.
Each sculpture serves as the premise for a unique take on the relationship of form and material, as it relates to pneumatic architecture. This new body of work examines the tactile quality of a selection of materials and expands on it’s architectural capabilities. By using air and space as medium, Aliman utilizes new and innovative ways of synthesizing the archetypes of human biology as a blossoming field within architecture.
“With each inhale, a human body takes on the form of an inflatable.” Says Aliman when asked about the concepts that inspiration her creation, “ An inflatable is an animated representation of the act of breathing. Both humans and inflatables must continue breathing to maintain existence. When filled with air, both forms become sturdy, yet retain their flexibility and relative fragility. As we build an artificial envoirnment that encompases the breadth of civilization, we begin to question our relationship to these inanimate structures of our own design.” With the four sculptures of Aero Studies, Aliman strives to capture the moment that we become inquisitive of our surroundings and demand unity between forms that are biological, as well as, artificial.
Colette Aliman currently resides in New York City and earned a Baccalaureate of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, located in Boston, MA. Her work has been exhibited throughout Cambridge and Boston including Mobius Gallery, the 808 Gallery at Boston University, YES.OUI.Si. Space, and Milkhaus. Aliman has recently completed a nine month residency at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY and looks forward to an exhibition at the Gowanus Loft in the fall. In addition to being an exhibiting artist, Aliman is a furniture and textile designer and manufacturer, as well as the co-owner of a Brooklyn based design studio. You can learn more about her work at colettealiman.com.