Architecture: Places Transformed Through Time
11 January–5 February 2020
Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
“Architecture is the very mirror of life. You only have to cast your eyes on buildings to feel the presence of the past, the spirit of a place; they are the reflection of society.” – I. M. Pei
The oldest surviving product of a photographic process, the first known photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, presents a fascinating insight into one of humanity’s well-established curiosities early on in the history of photography, the importance of recording the constructed environment. Throughout artistic mediums, the subject of architecture has framed the narratives and developments of some of history’s most defining moments. The buildings and structures that encapsulate society’s stories are essential cultural manifestations. The ability to capture these environments, their transformation through time, and their influence as stages for human dramas to unfold become legacies of human achievement. With the advent of increasingly advanced photographic technology, artists continue to question the transformation and understanding of “places” through a temporal lens.
Drawing from the gallery’s selective collection of current artists, contemporary photographers Michael Eastman, Andre Lichtenberg, Stephen Wilkes, KarenKnorr, and Michael Massaia are exhibited as photographers who use places and their transformations as a subject in their work. These photographers use their unique aesthetic to explore the effect of time on a range of settings around the world, engaging differently in visualizing the passage of time, as evidenced through physical structures.
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