February 24-March 7
Buildings mark boundaries, dividing space into regions of order;
islands of homogeneity floating in heterogeneous seas. They can
also become symbols of social cohesion, architecture as rationality,
particularly in times of political and urban disruption.
Creating large scale process driven works, Shaun Oughton references
urban architectural environments that reflect a global preoccupation
with security and social cohesion. Aspects of inclusion and exclusion
as we know are part of the very nature of any society, and Oughton
attempts to expose these surgical measures as acts of temporary
Often executed directly on the walls of a space, his graphite drawings
of stark urban environments evoke sites of absence. Oughton's carefully
rendered constructions become a part of the architecture of their
given space, programming their own disappearance.