Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents Ikram Eloualid and Elizabeth Hurtado: Propagate opening reception
Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents their second show in their project space for artist Ikram Eloualid and Elizabeth Hurtado, entitled Propagate. The artists will debut their new installation derived from stabilized compressed earth.
Propagate tells a story that begins with the primordial formation of dirt particles that traveled through light, water, air, and time, to find themselves in this new composition. For the artists, compressed earth is representative of a building system whose roots are ancient and whose benefits are great but generally unrecognized, misunderstood and under-researched. This work is inspired by a belief in the potentials of earth construction as a revived and modernized art, re- engineered for durability. Earth, stabilized with a small percentage of cement, finds its form and strength through confinement and curing. Earthen cubes are arranged in a self-organizing phyllotactic pattern, an array which naturally emerges in dynamic biological systems. Linking a terrestrial material with the rationality of form, Propagate is a bridge between past and future, mystery and logic, and above all, harmony and earth.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 5.