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Size: 32" x 32"
Media: framed photograph
Frame: white wood, non-glare acrylic
In 1896, Louis Sullivan coined the visionary maxim form follows function. Today, in some of the most exemplary structures, form and function are so seamlessly integrated that they are indistinguishable from each other. This garage exemplifies my point. It is one of many structures I photographed while I was studying different sheet metal facades as a way to inform an original design and prototype for my thesis project. The straight metal slats that detail the garage’s curved wall pay homage to Modernism, and speak to the distinctly Miesian detailing on a nearby building. Together, both illustrate Sullivan's maxim that there is beauty and elegance in design that layers form over function. In each, structural elements that are strictly functional are also undeniably attractive; the catch is that we must take the time to really look at these structures so we can recognize the beauty of their rational design and construction—and be suitably moved by these effective and inspired integrations of function and form.
Curatorial Statement by Ashley King
Facets is an exhibition presenting works from three emerging Columbia College Chicago artists who diversely explore architectural photography through distinct consideration of form, light, lines, and environment. Through these considerations, each piece of work create an intimate point of view bringing forth the commonly unnoticed intricacies of these structures.
Work is available for pick-up from ShopColumbia at the close of the exhibition, 619 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 for Free by appointment. Please choose "STORE PICKUP" for shipping Method. Work can also be shipped via FedEx and the estimated cost of shipping is $45.
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