Brian Walker
Lost In Queens:
A Natural History Museum In 7 Parts
February 18 To March 21, 2005

Plus Ultra Gallery is very pleased to present “Lost in Queens: A Natural History Museum in 7 Parts,” a solo exhibition by New York artist/architect Brian Walker. As an experiment in extreme artistic constraint, Walker presents 7 architectural drawings of 13 proposed natural history museum buildings located throughout the New York borough of queens. Each proposal is located on one of the highly improbably, oddly shaped and sometimes all but inaccessible lots actually purchased by Gordon Matta-Clark for his 1974 project “fake estates.”

Walker traveled to each of these locations in a self-imposed ritualistic process, including eating the same breakfast in a neighborhood diner after each visit. He thoroughly documented the lots, researched the city’s zoning regulations, and then designed a building for actual natural history collections of various animals, including bees, passenger pigeons, dodo birds, ants, and a tyrannosaurus rex. His designs include display spaces, storage facilities, a theater, a cafĂ©, and a research laboratory throughout the 7 buildings. Walker’s results are as fantastic as they are humorous and inspiring.

For more information about contact Joshua A. Stern or Ed Winkleman at 718-387-3844 or info@plusultragallery.com

Brian Walker
Lost In Queens: A Natural History Museum In 7 Parts
February 18 To March 21, 2005

Opening: Friday, February 18, 7-9 pm

Plus Ultra Gallery
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-387-3844

Gallery Hours: Friday thru Monday, 12 to 6 or by appointment.

Press

John Hawke, "Brian Walker," The Brooklyn Rail, April 1, 2005

Brian Walker

Lost in Queens: A Natural History Museum in 7 Parts
February 18 - March 21, 2005
Opens February 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Works

Lost In Queens

Brian Walker, Lost In Queens, 2007


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