Celebrate the opening of the sculptural piece Isochronic Mountain Buffalo by artist Joshua G. Stein.
This ceramic sculpture located on the Observation Deck of Buffalo City Hall documents the experience of moving through metropolitan Buffalo by public transit, creating a new landscape of experience for the city.
Free and open to the public.
In advance of this opening, a weekend of public discussions will take place at the related installation, “Access,” in Buffaloʼs West Side (450 Rhode Island, Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2).
Joshua G. Stein is the founder of Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network, a forum for the exploration of digital techniques applied to ceramic materials. Radical Craft is a Los Angeles-based research and design studio operating between the fields of architecture, art, and urbanism. Radical Craft advances design saturated in history (from archaeology to craft) that inflects the production of contemporary urban spaces and artifacts, evolving newly grounded approaches to the challenges posed by virtuality, velocity, and globalization.
Recent projects engage earthen materials that resist easy manipulation, whether in raw or consolidated states. Stein has taught at the California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He was a 2010-11 Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture, and is currently Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University.