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t e a m  b

Model Unit

Model Unit is a full scale representation of a young professional urban loft apartment in a gentrifying neighborhood. While a minimalist and modern aesthetic is fashionable, the amount of consumer goods targeted toward this aesthetic and readily found in its idealized apartment feels counter to such a philosophy. This aesthetic is perpetuated by social medias like Pinterest and Instagram and is then used by developers to renovate with the cheapest possible materials while applying a superficial, trendy appearance to turn the highest profit. Marketing imagery and ‘model units’ are staged and filled with stock entourage to imply a certain lifestyle, and thus, a desired tenant. In this way, architects as visualizers of un-built work are complicit with gentrification - projecting imagery that appeals to specific socio-cultural consumers.

John Stoughton, Quinn Kummer, and David Corns founded Team B Architecture & Design in the spring of 2016. Anna Kerr joined in 2017, completing the current roster. The four have worked together previously since 2011, completing multiple award-winning projects at various scales and typologies.

In 2016, Team B curated REJECTED: Architectural Drawings and their Stories with nearly 100 drawings on display from over 40 national and international architects. Their own work has been exhibited at The Unsolicited Sideshow at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Brazee Street Studios and Ledge Gallery. Members of Team B have participated as invited critics at various universities including the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Detroit Mercy, and Syracuse and have taught studios at UC and Lawrence Technical University. Their work has been published in Room 1000 and will be featured in the upcoming edition of PLAT Journal.

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9th march, 2018--5th may, 2018

opening reception: 3.9.18 // 6-10p

gallery hours: saturdays 10-1p and by appointment


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n i n a  k e r s e y 

always feeling as if their mind moved much too quickly to keep up with

Nina Kersey utilizes self referential mythology, punk, and alternative iconographies to discuss their experience with numerous identity related topics including, but not limited to, gender identity, sexuality, and contemporary feminist narratives. Their imagery invites meditation and consideration of the deep transience and introspection that can occur within an individual experiencing a manic depressive episode— a sense of confusion, delusion, and awkward amazement and delight. Kersey feels as if their mind moves much too quickly to keep up with and has thoughts cluster into several different entities; each having their own train of thought, needs, and set of desires. These entities tend to disagree with each-other a grueling majority of the time—but occasionally when circumstances are just right—their voices harmonize. That is when art is made, it's a small window of time, but only then is their true self present. It's assumed the artist’s motive is to confront several controversial topics, whether it be gender identity, sexuality, mental illnesses, or feminine struggles / empowerment— and all of those assumptions are accurate. Accumulatively these works, though not necessarily intended to be shown together, discuss the artists’ confrontation with their self and their emotions, which are too often dismissed or suppressed. It's a cry for attention and in a way, the only way they ever feel heard. The goal ultimate goal for Kersey is to be heard without having to verbalize anything.

12th january, 2018--3rd March, 2018

opening reception: 1.12.18 // 6-10p

gallery hours: saturdays 10-1p and by appointment