SCI-Arc exhibition Go Figure by Los Angeles-based architect Ramiro Diaz-Granados of Amorphis, on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery from January 13 through February 26, 2012. Seeking to shift the role of the figure from a metaphorical device to a subliminal one, Go Figure promotes simultaneity in the evolution of the delineated figure by distributing cartoon and visceral features across a three-dimensional, spline based form.

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Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 7-9pm, in the SCI-Arc Gallery

Gallery Discussion: Friday, February 10, 7pm
Ramiro Diaz-Granados & Eric Owen Moss discuss the exhibition

A delineated figure is repeated four times into two symmetrical pairs. Each pair is situated in the gallery according to different transversal regulating lines stemming from the relationship between the ground and the ceiling. One pair is centered within the space, the other is centered under one of the structural bays. Together they fill the space in a composition that confounds the legibility of each figure in favor of more sensate qualities with allusions to calligraphy and graffiti. The figures are made out of powder-coated aluminum sheet, laser cut, and friction-fit. An assembly method has been devised so as to evade the conventional reliance on hardware. This pushes the project into further allusive territory, conjuring up the botanical (sprouting) and hvac ducting (crimping). The color palette consists of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Each figure is a unique combination of three of the four colors with a progression from one to the next allowing each color to be used three times and producing secondary and tertiary chromas which shift as one moves around and through the installation. The drawings represent a series of part-to-whole relationships with references to various painting/drawing genres. From one configuration to four elements to twelve strips to forty-eight segments to one-hundred-forty-four pieces.

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