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"That’s not going anywhere." : Dave Culpepper


  • Co-Lab Projects @ Springdale General 1023 Springdale Road, Suite 1B Austin, TX, 78721 United States (map)
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That’s not going anywhere.
Dave Culpepper
September 7th - 28th, 2019

Co-Lab Projects @ Springdale General
1023 Springdale Road, Suite 1B, Austin, TX 78721
Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 7-11pm

A maquette is a tool used for siting where an object will eventually be installed. It is a simplified version of what it is representing, commonly made very cheaply. Maquettes are usually constructed at full scale in order to show how the final object will relate with its surroundings. They are a tool that allows you to see what potential an object has without putting the object at risk. Maquettes serve a purpose and then are abandoned/become useless after their job is finished.

Models are often made to a scale that is much smaller than actual size. Models can be used for planning spaces, creating object relationships, and studying different viewpoints. Models are like maquettes, in that they represent objects, except they need to maintain relevant aspects or important details of the original. Models are used over and again, waiting to be a vessel for ideas.

Scale is a mechanism used to help orient objects in a space. It is also used to help simplify too large of spaces, ideas, or systems (railroads, solar system, city planning). All of these are tools to help realize a concept. Most of the time they are used in conjunction with one another. These three tools help with efficiency with spatial planning.

David Culpepper was born in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2010 he received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. David has been living in Austin for the last 9 years and is a founding member of Ink Tank Collective, Free Beer Podcast, and Fancy Fancy Studios and Gallery. His most recent projects have been exhibited at Grayduck Gallery, MASS Gallery, and Pump Project. David received the Austin Critics Table Award for his solo exhibition Wake Me When It's Quittin' Time at Co-Lab Projects in 2014-2015.