January 12- February 3, 2013January 12- February 3, 2013
The Defense Complex
RAMPART: Positive + NegativeFor this exhibition, artists Jonathan Taube and Imen Djouini (The DEFENSE COMPLEX) have developed a body of research on the abstract typology of artificial borders in areas of conflict that will take the form of a large scale earthwork. In this work they question the perspective of the landscape as obscured by constructed borders and how this impacts the long history of romantic imagery of that landscape.Defense Complex is a house of research and creative production in the Bywater. It is the home and studio of Imen Djouini and Jonathan Taube. Located across the street from the Herbert Defense Complex on Poland Ave., they produce contemporary painting and sculpture converging with furniture and surface design.IMEN DJOUINI: Born in Algiers, Algeria and moved to Washington DC when she was 8 years old. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts: Double Major in Painting and Art History at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Djouini has exhibited in Baltimore, Washington DC, France and New Orleans. She currently lives and works in New Orleans.JONATHAN TAUBE: An interdisciplinary sculptor, writer, and Manager of Research and Development for the WIKI Studio. Taube, from Southern Louisiana, attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts until 2006. He completed his studies at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in southern California and received a BFA in 2010 in interdisciplinary sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He currently farms prickly pear cacti in the Bywater.