Clearing is an integrated network of abstract objects which reproduce parts of a painting. Seven interlocking porcelain enamel panels line the central pathway, ranging in height from eighteen inches to six feet. Panels create abstractions of both site and installation, either integrating the reproduced artwork on their front faces with the living landscape behind, or occupying space as monolithic blocks of color on the inverse.

The centerpiece of Sacramento’s Burnett Miller Park, Clearing mediates surface, depth-of-field, and perspective.

In collaboration with Gina Werfel

Photography by Injinash Unshin

Galen Pardee is Drawing Agency: a design and research practice based in New York City.

Currently, he teaches at Columbia University GSAPP; he was the 2019-2021 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture. Galen holds a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP where he received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal, and a BA in Politics cum laude from Brandeis University.

galen (at) drawingagency (dot) org


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