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New York City architecture firm FXFOWLE to exhibit digital works of Syracuse Architecture professor Bruce Coleman

January 13, 2011

Elaine Wackerow
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“Compositions,” an exhibition of digitally generated designs created by Syracuse Architecture professor Bruce M. Coleman, will be held in the gallery of FXFOWLE Architects, 22 West 19th St., 11th Floor, New York City, from Jan. 20-March 11. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

colemanColeman specializes in the area of computer-aided design. “Compositions” is a collection of work created by Coleman over a period of 15 years, exploring the possibilities implicit in Renaissance painting and made explicit in the Cubist style. Coleman is heavily influenced by many modern painters, an exploration that began while a student in New York City attending gallery openings of the works of Morris Lewis, Friedal Zubas and others. Coleman also cites the work of Max Bill, Hans Hofmann, Barnett Newman, Richard Diebenkorn and fellow architect/painter Jeffrey Hildner as important influences.

Coleman received a bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University in 1967. He has worked with Joseph Cerutti & Associates, Architects in Cleveland, and spent 10 years as an architect with Werner Seligmann & Associates in Cortland, N.Y. Coleman began teaching at Syracuse University in 1976, and has been in private practice since 1979. He was instrumental in setting up the IBM CAD lab at Syracuse University School of Architecture, the first CAD facility on campus devoted to the building professions. His writings have been published in Progressive Architecture and in Rivista in Italy. He is currently working on a monograph on the work of Seligmann.

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