Meredith Quigley, Architect, and Artist Ali Gozad Win Competition for Best Collaboration

The 2013 Artist versus Architect at One Arts Plaza in downtown Dallas on November 14th was great fun and very interesting. Patrons and guests enjoyed the dynamic display of collaborative work created by teams of one architect and one artist and one individual piece submitted by each artist and architect. Everyone was able to vote for one individual piece and one collaborative piece creating friendly competition through the evening. The silent and live auction of the artwork was for the benefit of the Family Compass.

Meredith Quigley, an architect with OMNIPLAN, and artist Ali Golzad won for best collaboration.

Quigley and Golzad Piece

It is reminiscent of French graffiti artist JR’s work in India where he plastered the rooftops of tightly packed urban makeshift housing with large photographs of its inhabitants in the shadow of high-rise buildings. Here you see the inspiration of the artist and architectural delineation of the architect.

Every piece in the show used a totally different medium and different approaches to give diverse examples of expression and collaboration. The computerized oil pointillism of downtown buildings by artist Kevin Page was enthusiastically received for its new medium and graphic interpretation of downtown.

Lionel Morrison designed One Arts Plaza in the Arts District.

Lionel Morrison designed One Arts Plaza in the Arts District in which the Artist v Architect event occurred.

Artist Ali Golzad, architect Meredith Quigley.

Artist Ali Golzad, architect Meredith Quigley.

Architect Tip Housewright, a principal and partner of OMNIPLAN, joining the animated crowd at the event.

Architect Tip Housewright, a principal and partner of OMNIPLAN, joining the animated crowd at the event.

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