BOZEMAN COMMUNITY ART CENTER
GRADUATE COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO
The project began with the question, “How can architecture nurture the fragility of an idea while also igniting the vitality and identity of the community?”.
...from invisible to visible an idea grows through a cyclical process of idea-work-product to become art.
Both visitors and artists become engaged through a celebration of process as spaces are organized around circulation ramps, doubling as gallery spaces. Sight lines to and from idea-work-product spaces are constantly changing, revealing and concealing public and private realms within the artist process. Materiality and exposure follow the cyclical process as well, creating a dialogue between refined and raw, visible and invisible. Gallery spaces are public, light, and open, giving a sense of completeness, a space to exhibit. Work spaces are private, open only to natural daylight and semi-public collaboration studios; providing the courage to create. Critique, collaboration, and circulation space move between the gallery and studio spaces, reinforcing the idea of the cyclical process.
SOFTWARE: Google Sketch-Up, Kerkythea, Photoshop, Illustrator