Core-fave Nendo will be showing 29 new works at the Saatchi Gallery in an exhibition entitled Thin Black Lines, from September 20th through October 31st, accompanied by Blurry White Surfaces, a survey of recent work, at the Phillips de Pury & Company offices.
The new works, bent from solid tubular steel, explore a theme of "outlines," and sit somewhere between Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt and Ron Gilad's Spaces, Etc.. In Nendo's project, he references Japanese calligraphy as abstractions of natural shapes.
The designs gently break the relationship of before and behind, and traverse at times the space between two and three dimensions. Multi-faceted and constantly morphing, they move alternately between the becoming and collapse of form.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.