Interview with the Geniuses of Lead Pencil Studio
Lead Pencil Studio, AKA the artist-architect team of Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, are the winners of this year's Genius Award for visual art. Their most recent project, Maryhill Double, funded in part by Creative Capital Foundation, included rejection, high winds, Queen Marie of Romania, crying like a girl, and a yellow bird—all of which they talk about in this interview, done October 17, with Stranger Visual Art Editor Jen Graves. The pair also are known for installations and sculptures that investigate spaces at the Henry Art Gallery (Minus Space, 2005), at Suyama Space (Linear Plenum, 2004), and outdoors at Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (Stairway, 2003). In January, they'll make work in the derelict top floor of the former Woolworth building downtown (currently housing Ross Dress for Less).