Set in a landscape of warehouses and light industrial buildings, the gallery’s design recombines the geometry and materials of this context to create an unexpected yet complementary presence. Rhythmically in step with its neighbors, the exterior is an exploration of composition, layers, and textures using the vocabulary of metal and glass. A custom-fabricated c-channel panel frames the skewed box’s façade both visually and structurally.
In contrast to the industrial-influenced exterior, the interior is given a primitive warmth through the use of plywood and play of light, which complements the exhibits of self-taught and folk artists. Natural light peeks though glass corners, gently washing the open, elemental space. A versatile box-within-a-box creates simple storage and administrative space that doubles as a bar and buffet area during events.