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.

Sacramento, California

In collaboration with Gina Werfel

Photography by Injinash Unshin

Drawing Agency LLC is a design and research practice based in New York City founded by Galen Pardee (Assoc. AIA), with projects in New York, California, and Colorado. Drawing Agency’s work has been published widely and exhibited in the United States and abroad, including the Chicago Architecture Biennal and the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Director Galen Pardee teaches at Columbia University GSAPP; he was the 2019-2021 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture, and has taught architecture and landscape architecture studios at Barnard University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Tennessee. 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.


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