An exhibition of work by SCI-Arc visiting faculty member Peter Macapia of Design Office for Research and Architecture was featured at the Sebastian +Barquet Art Gallery in New York, April 29 through May 8.
Dubbed Genealogy: The Birth of Physics, the show included three examples of Macapia's work in furniture and art, based on the intricate study of fluid dynamics and structure.
Throughout his career, Macapia has continued to explore media that precariously operate between chaos and control. The three works presented in the show—Hammer & Song (shown above), XstoolLaocoon and Prototype—represent Macapia's continued interest in the wildness of geometry and the complexity of matter.
Peter Macapia received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts from RISD, his Master's from Harvard, and his PhD from Columbia University. He has published, lectured and exhibited internationally. Most recently, he produced three solo shows in New York, London and Los Angeles and has been invited to design Performa's pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Currently, he teaches architecture at the Pratt Institute and at SCI-Arc.