Sabin's Interactive and Transformative Projects are Shown in Solo Exhibition

backlit installation of circular fabric items
myThread Pavilion (2012), Jenny Sabin Studio, Nike Stadium, New York City. Overall view of knitted pavilion. Commissioned by Nike FlyKnit Collective. photo / Nike Inc.
White-on-black drawing of a ovoid shape with numerous fluted horns protruding from it
A new drawing for the myThread Pavilion. rendering / provided
tubular fabric structures suspended in a courtyard with MoMA written on a wall behind it
Sabin's Lumen was the winner of the MoMA PS1 2018 Young Architects Program. photo / Jesse Winter
two abstract white-on-black shapes with threads and holes
A new drawing for Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen. rendering / provided
myThread Pavilion (2012), Jenny Sabin Studio, Nike Stadium, New York City. Overall view of knitted pavilion. Commissioned by Nike FlyKnit Collective. photo / Nike Inc. A new drawing for the myThread Pavilion. rendering / provided Sabin's Lumen was the winner of the MoMA PS1 2018 Young Architects Program. photo / Jesse Winter A new drawing for Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen. rendering / provided
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September 28, 2018

An upcoming solo exhibition of work by Jenny Sabin and Jenny Sabin Studio explores six years of the architectural designer's technological innovation and material experimentation across disciplines. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture and director of graduate studies.

Matter Design Computation: Projects 2012–2018 opens on October 1 at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP), Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, New York. The exhibition features 3D prints, scaled models, eight new drawings, and a section of Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program (2017).

According to the exhibition abstract, Sabin's projects are socially and environmentally responsive structures that are interactive, collaborative, and transformative. Employing fabrication techniques and tools such as woven, knitted, and braided textiles, 3D-printed ceramics, bioplastics and hydrogels, and water-jet cut metals, the work delves into the visualization and simulation of complex spatial datasets through "productive tinkering and misuse of digital fabrication machines."

Sabin said she has been following the work and exhibitions of the SCGP art and science program for a number of years. The gallery hosts intellectually inquisitive art by internationally acclaimed artists working at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

"After conversations with art program director and curator Lorraine Walsh, the timing was right to collaborate on an exhibition," she said. "I'm honored to be invited to have a solo show at a gallery where art, design, science, and technology are celebrated and work to inspire innovations in each of our fields and in diverse contexts."

Matter Design Computation runs October 1 through January 15, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 4, in the Simons Center Gallery and Lobby. Following the reception, Sabin will give an artist talk titled "Matter Design Computation: Biosynthesis and New Paradigms of Making."

By Patti Witten