Saturday, November 22, 2008

Heavy Metal

With an affinity for exotic metals and hardware, it is no surprise that Stirling Elmendorf is a fan of the architecture of Frank Gehry. “Temporary Constructions” features a series of photographs Stirling took of the Gehry-designed Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA.

Stirling Elmendorf, “Static Wave”, 2008, pigment print

Appropriately, a pile of electric guitar parts inspired Gehry’s design for the EMP which was created as a venue for the history and exploration of popular music. In his photographs, Stirling captures beauty in the gleaming ripples of metal that form the futuristic structure as well as what he describes as “the juxtaposition of rigid elements taking on completely fluid lines.”

Although this is the last weekend to see “Temporary Constructions: New Photographs by Stirling Elmendorf and Marc Parascandola”, please contact the gallery or the artists directly if you are interested in seeing more of their work.

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