January 8 2013 – January 11 2013

Welcome Home – Exhibition by Carla Novak

Carla Novak explored the possibility & the ephemeral qualities of architectural space such as memory, identity and persona being represented through the accepted practice of architectural drawing of the ‘physical’.

Welcolme Home © Carla Novak - Dreamspace
Welcolme Home © Carla Novak - Dreamspace

The Exhibition

‘Everywhere I’ve ever lived’, A lifetime interpreted by architecture.

Showcasing a hierarchy of life events through a series of careful and reflective studies of places exhibitor Carla Novak has considered ‘home’. This collection of studies seek to approbate architectural drawing as a media for representing and testing one’s notion of ‘self’.

By installing a floor plan in the centre of the gallery, Carla had created and interactive space for guests to move about and use their imagination to envision what it would be like in the shoes of Carla. Carefully marked out and positioned, this single bed floor plan is a magnified version of what you would normally see on a typical Architects’ sketch book for a condensed bedroom. Surrounding this piece is a collection of isometric architectural drawings in fine detail.

Welcolme Home © Carla Novak - Dreamspace
Welcome Home © Carla Novak – Dreamspace
Welcolme Home © Carla Novak - Dreamspace
Welcome Home © Carla Novak – Dreamspace
Welcolme Home © Carla Novak - Dreamspace
Welcome Home © Carla Novak – Dreamspace
Welcolme Home © Carla Novak - Dreamspace
Welcome Home © Carla Novak – Dreamspace

About Carla Novak

Through her work Carla explores her interest in architectural vernacular and actively subverts the often jarred relationship between the contemporary and the nostalgic, as well as pursuing the ‘extra-ordinary’ within familiar urban contexts. Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in London and across the South-East, as well as in Houston and Dallas, USA.

See more of Carla Novak‘s work.