STRUCTURE: ARCHITECTURE + PHOTOGRAPHY
16 MAY – 30 JUNE, 2014
ARTIST RECEPTION – 14 June, 2014
2 – 5pm during the Funk Zone Art Walk
Exhibition link: http://wall-spacegallery.com/displayShow.php?showID=208&collection=1
wall space gallery is pleased to present a survey of contemporary architecture featuring a group of photographic artists focused on capturing in detail the monolithic structures we live with. These structures leave behind a record of community, habitat and order.
An architect envisions a project as a complex series of problems and equations, all challenged by space and material. Architectural photographers approach buildings much the same way with their own unique skill set to problem solve. Architects take a two dimensional idea and make it a three dimensional reality, while photographer reverse engineer the same space, giving it life, context and reflected impression. Honoring the construction they have captured in their lenses.
All six of the photographers in this exhibition have a unique view of architectural spaces.
In Clay Lipsky’s LAndlines, the arc of a freeway overpass transforms a routine concrete transit filling the frame into a stream-line modern masterpiece.
Architectural Details, Randall J. Corcoran’s series on the organic shapes held within the rigid lines of constructed spaces. His capture of fluidity in materials known for strength and rigidity belies the intent of the physical construction.
Carl Corey’s series Habitat focuses on the cultural landscape purposefully without human presence, yet his images all have a part of us in them.
Greer Muldowney’s photographs of Hong Kong, in her series 6,426 per km2 have us mesmerized at the vertical density and colorful beauty of this urban space.
Jay Tyrrell takes an urban landscape and reduces it to line and form, a graphic representation of the object. Kanso, the idea of reaching beauty through elimination and omission is his series that takes monolithic structures and illustrates their inherent grace.
Loren Nelson’s Under Wraps highlights the idea of change, anticipating what could be behind the plastic drapes of structures in the Pacific Northwest. These transitions encompass the past, present and future all wrapped in construction plastic.
Jade Doskow has traveled the world to find what remains of World’s Fair structures. Her series Lost Utopia’s follows the changes of how these visionary buildings of their day morph into their present state of decay, rebirth, icon or elimination.
about wall space gallery
wall space gallery first opened in Seattle, Washington in 2005. Our focus is on emerging and mid career artists and expanding the ideas of what photography is as well as what it can be. Our artists are craftsman, using photography as an integral part of their work, but layering emotional stories with techniques and processes that enhance the visual experience. The gallery has gained an international reputation for finding and showcasing new artists and exposing new ideas.
Wall space opened the Santa Barbara location in 2010. The only gallery in Santa Barbara focused on the craft of Contemporary Photography taking the lead in showcasing artists who transcend the medium, looking to expand the photographic arts. In addition to our exhibition schedule, we have a series of artist lectures, studio and community events.
wall space gallery is located at 116 East Yanonali Street in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara. Open hours: Tu-Sa 11-5, Sun 12-5, and by appointment.
For more information about the exhibition Structure, wall space gallery or any of our represented artists, please contact the gallery at 805.637.3898 or by email at email@example.com