An Exhibition and Benefit to Support 
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
November – December 2020
Exhibition Design:
Graphic Design:
LANZA Atelier
Pentagram / Natasha Jen, John Sampson, Jonathan Katav
With Works by:
Abruzzo Bodziak Architects GRT Architects PARA Project
Agency-Agency Farzin Lotfi-Jam PARC Office
Anthony Titus FIERRO Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio
Atelier Office it’s not corporate architecture Peterson Rich Office
Bryony Roberts Studio MAIO Reddymade
Charlap Hyman & Herrero New Affiliates Studio Cadena
Chen Chen & Kai Williams NO ARCHITECTURE Talbot & Yoon + TUNA
Daisy Ames / Studio Ames
Office III


Open House: Saturday, November 21st, 2020*
Members Preview: 2 – 3 pm
Public Viewing: 3 – 6 pm
*Please note that this is not an opening or a gathering, but rather a socially distanced open house viewing of the exhibition. Attendees will be admitted in groups of no more than four, and masks and temperature checks will be required upon entry. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.
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About Re-Source 

Stacks of used plywood, steel studs and pipes, obsolete electronics, broken heaters, and unidentified cables. Boxes with dusty newsprints and stationary, excess light bulbs and fluorescent tube lights, tripod stands, wheels, vinyl banners, carpets, tarps, and sandbags. Leftover paint, glue and epoxy, plastic bags full of nails, screws, hinges and L-brackets, buckets of cleaning supplies, and more.
Throughout the years – decades even – Storefront has accumulated these and many other objects, tools, materials, and equipment. They took root over time, filling every drawer and corner, and growing exponentially with the perhaps unrealistic expectation that they would be reused in upcoming projects.
Now, as a global pandemic demands us all to realign our goals and reimagine our near- and long-term futures, the need for processes of renewal is clear. At Storefront, we take this opportunity to shed old ways of doing and being, and to affirm the need to embrace methods that are ever more thoughtful, responsible, critical, and empathetic.
Re-Source, our first in-person exhibition since the lockdown, is the beginning of what’s to come. Drawing upon our material and social resources, the exhibition invites 26 architects and designers who have worked with Storefront in its recent history to create new works with leftover and surplus items from our office, gallery, and storage spaces. Through this process, we seek to give new life to the things we hold, and to open up space that is crucial for new ways of working, making, and thinking.
At a time when anxiety and opportunity collide, Re-Source also doubles as a fundraising initiative to replace crucial financial resources lost due to the cancelation of Storefront’s annual Spring Benefit. The exhibition is presented as part of our interim program, On Maintenance, which introduces an interjection and a moment of pause in our previously scheduled programming to address the many aspects of maintenance, exploring what it means to both sustain and rehaul our spaces, our social and political systems, and our bodies and minds.
Learn more about the exhibition and benefit effort here.
In these times, we are especially grateful for the organizations, foundations, and members who have made contributions that enable us to continue Storefront’s mission of thinking creatively about our built environments. To support Storefront or become a member, please reach out to us at membership@storefrontnews.org.
Storefront has received generous emergency support during the coronavirus pandemic from: Humanities New York, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Blavatnik Family Foundation, The Luce Foundation, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Arison Arts Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Destina Foundation.
Storefront’s programming is also made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; KPF; Steven Holl Architects; WXY architecture + design; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.


Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012



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