plywood, epoxy paint, steel
3 X 4608 dislocates the neutral continuity of the gallery floor to confront our understanding of everyday materiality. Our sense of floor as a single-sided, painted surface is altered through the relocation and material exploitation of the ordinary plywood sheet. The relative thinness of the sheets is no longer a convenient means to cover up the messiness of the past. It becomes a formative device that is amplified through repetitive material removal and is reliant upon essential material characteristics. The revealed floor establishes an alternative narrative that is informed by traces of prior use and abuse.
Jeremy Ficca attended Virgina Tech for a Bachelor of Architecture. He then attended Harvard University for a Post-Professional Master of Architecture. He is an educator devising new ways to construct forms of elegance. He is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Digital Fabrication Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture.