Imagine Unfinished Art
With Oregon, Han + Mihalyo: LEAD PENCIL STUDIO continue their practice of "architecture in reverse" with photographs of unfinished works. Pictures mean nothing or are unresolved. They carry memories which are final and incomplete. The photographs of unfinished projects in Oregon float out of a wooden box onto a grey wall.
Korean-born Han and U.S.-born Mihalyo have collaborated as LEAD PENCIL STUDIO since 1997, working on projects at the architectural scale. Beginning in 2002 they began to exhibit their collaborative site-specific installation projects locations that include the San Francisco Exploratorium Museum, Center on Contemporary Art, Suyama Space, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and Boise Art Museum. They have been awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Stranger Genius Award, Rome Prize, Emerging Voice by Architecture League of New York, Creative Capital Visual Arts Grant, and the New York Prize by Van Alen Institute.