Ellie Abrons / EADO / University of Michigan: Inside Things

A collaboration with the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Opening Reception: Friday March 18, 7pm

SCI-Arc Library Gallery

March 18, 2016 at 7:00pm May 01, 2016 at 6:00pm

Inside Things explores architectural interiority borne from agglomeration and exaggeration. Parts seem too big for their wholes, forms don’t quite fit together, and proto-figures combine to produce objects whose outsides don’t quite reveal their insides. A loose association between inside and out supersedes the more typical, clear correspondence of the two. The parts allude to something familiar—figures imbued with vitality that walk the line between living things and not living things. Here, the ambiguity of formal resemblance mixes with obscure, heterogeneous materiality to produce architectural things that invite misreading and are open to interpretation but never land on intended meaning.

Ellie Abrons is an architectural designer, educator, and the principal of EADO. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan where she was the A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in 2009-2010. EADO works across scales and mediums, often in collaborative contexts, and focuses on materiality, formal experimentation, and the agency of architectural things. Abrons received her Masters of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles where she graduated with distinction and received the AIA Certificate of Merit. She received her B.A. in art history and gender studies from New York University. Abron’s work has been exhibited at the 2012 Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, A+D Gallery, and the Architectural Association. She was recently selected, as part of T+E+A+M, to exhibit work in the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.