The Georgia Tech College of Architecture is pleased to inaugurate the newly renovated Stubbins Gallery with After Curfew, an exhibition of the work of alumna Catie Newell. The exhibit will run from October 8th to November 7th, 2014 in Stubbins Gallery, which is located in the Architecture East building on the Georgia Tech campus.
“We are thrilled to open our enhanced gallery space with an exhibit by such a distinguished graduate,” said Steve French, dean of the College of Architecture. “The improvements made to Stubbins – improved lighting, digital capabilities – will allow us to exhibit in ways we haven’t in the past. Catie’s work is a fantastic kick off.”
Newell graduated from the School of Architecture in 2003 with a B.S. in Architecture. She went on to earn a Master’s in Architecture from Rice University in 2006. That same year she won the SOM Prize for Architecture, Design, and Urban Design with her project "Weather Permitting".
Before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan as the Oberdick Fellow in 2009, where she is currently an assistant professor of Architecture, she worked at Office dA in Boston. Newell is the founding principal of *Alibi Studio in Detroit.
In 2011, she won the ArtPrize Best Use of Urban Space juried award, as well as the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. She exhibited her work at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice. Most recently, she won the Rome Prize in 2013 and is now a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
Newell’s work captures spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of atmospheres through exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light, or lack thereof. Her practice has been widely recognized for exploring design construction and materiality in relation to location, geography, and cultural contingencies.
Newell will present her work on Wednesday, October 8th, 6 p.m. in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium at the College of Architecture. The opening of her exhibition in the Stubbins Gallery will follow. Both lecture and opening are open to the public.
The Stubbins Gallery and the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium are located in the Architecture East Building, at 245 Fourth Street NW, Atlanta, 30332-0155. Stubbins Gallery is open Mon.- Fri. 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.