CITY GRID//URBAN PATTERNS
Timothy Hearsum Kathryn Clark Dennis Ekstedt Diane McGregor Thel
On the 17th of May 2014, SMINK will present CITY GRID/URBAN PATTERNS, a comprehensive exhibition of original works by Kathryn Clark, Dennis Ekstedt, Timothy Hearsum, Diane McGregor and Thel. Here is the expression of the city as the grid of streets, the massing of city blocks, the layers of transportation and utilities (above and below ground), the representation of the grid in the vertical glass of skyscrapers, and mapping of properties lost to foreclosure.
The modern architect Le Corbusier, a pioneer of urban planning, wrote: "The great city determines everything: war, peace, and toil. Great cities are the spiritual workshops in which the work of the world is done."