Framing Architecture

These photos were taken via iPhone 7 at the Chicago Biennial 2017

The biennial was held at the Chicago Cultural Center. The building itself presented many opportunities for pieces to interact with the space. I focused on photographing these opportunities in which the building framed architecture and where the art mimicked and framed architecture itself. You can see how space, architecture, nature, and art interact with one another.


Art Through Light


While walking through the Chicago Art Expo it was evident how many artists used light and shadows to convey the emotion behind their pieces. All of the above images were taken to showcase how light can be used in different ways in an installation.

Light not only highlights space, but when cast upon a textured object it allows for the viewer to distinguish between light and dark or even more solids and voids. This was seen in many of the pieces at the Expo. For instance the piece shown below used texture to convey orientation. Upon walking up to the piece it was indistinguishable on whether or not the piece was a flat 2D piece or a three dimensional art installation. The piece was indeed 3D.unnamed-6

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Lebbeus Woods


One of the most intriguing images of the Chicago Expo for an architecture student was likely to be one of the drawings by Lebbeus Woods.  Though this work was surrounded by other drawings of famous architects like Norman Foster and Tadao Ando, the surrealist nature of Woods’ drawings challenge the viewer to look towards a new architecture.  The aggressive features that allow the buildings to take flight remove the permanent, grounded nature of many buildings.  Imagination lets the viewer inside of these spaces to feel how the space envelops and guides inhabitants.

Lebbeus Wood PDF Presentation provided by Professor Therese Tierney.