February 12 – March 13, 2009
Haslem & Hodge Galleries
Sponsored by: CDI, Inc.
Events: Opening reception, Friday, Feb 5 in conjunction with First Friday
Wes Janz, Associate Professor of Architecture from Ball State University, follows a practice directed by a special concern for no and low-cost housing solutions for an international population. Mr. Janz travels in the United States and across the globe with students and other architects to help build shelters; find inspiration through indigenous techniques and materials; and consider the ingenious solutions devised out of necessity by those in desperate situations caused by cataclysm and catastrophe.
Comprised of large scale installations and models by Janz and other like-minded architects (and aspiring architects), writings about the development of housing, photographs and related works of art including select works from the Swope collection, this exhibition aspires to present a multifaceted perspective on the development of residences for an ever-changing world.
Mr. Janz was the recipient of the Ball State University’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006; an Indiana arts Commission, Individual Arts Project Grant in 2007; and was a finalist for the Curry Stone Design Prize in 2008 which is awarded to breakthrough projects that have the “power and potential to improve our lives and the world we live in.”