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BLDG x The Carnegie for Modern Living: Objects and Context

December 1, 2015

We’d like to proudly introduce Modern Living: Objects and Context, an exhibition co-curated by BLDG and Matt Distel of The Carnegie in Covington, KY. Modern Living: Objects and Context is a two-part exhibition exploring the intersection and conflation of design and art objects. The first floor of The Carnegie galleries will present art and design objects in a traditional “gallery” context. Upstairs similar or identical objects by the same artists and design teams will be presented in simulated live/work environments. This conscious decision to examine where and how sculpture and design overlap or diverge was precipitated by a tremendous influx of design build firms into this area brought on, in part, by the increase in restaurants, bars, breweries, offices, and retail environments in downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

“The subject of this exhibition is really on point with the fast growing design-build trend in the region,” said Cate Becker, Fine Art Director at BLDG. “In a movement that blurs the definition between sculptor and designer, it’s ambiguous where the distinctions lie, but in that uncertainty great work can be found.”

The exhibition opens with a free reception this Friday, December 4 from 5:30–9 pm and will show at The Carnegie until February 6.

For more information, read the full press release here.

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