Monday, February 23, 2009
Peter Macapia @ Bridge Gallery
The name of this show is "Swarm", and the Bridge Gallery is a modest space at 98 Orchard St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The artist is the founder of labDORA, the Design Office for Research and Architecture. He seems to have studied and taught architecture nearly everywhere. His wide-ranging concerns include geometry and computational processes, and this show involves four types of objects: laser printed images, simple and more complex laser-cut forms made from black or off-white paper, which hang in a swarming arrangement from above, and some extremely complex cutout forms ( more like systems of forms, really ), which inhabit spaces between block-like shapes suggestive of densely-packed buildings and hinting at a theoretical future architectural manifestation of these ideas. This gallery is open 7 days a week.