Urban Quilt on Exhibit
I thrilled to be sharing 16 pieces from my ongoing Urban Quilt series at Perspective Gallery during the month of April! I’d love to have you join me for the opening reception on Saturday, April 7! What’s not to love about art, wine + good company!
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL
Exhibition Dates: April 5-29, 2018
A bit about the series:
In the city that built the first skyscraper, the lines that structure the urban landscape run north and south, east and west thus creating ‘the grid’. However, the most striking lines are the ones that run from street to sky. The facades of Chicago’s imposing towers make up this whole other grid, composed of windows, beams, balconies, pillars, rooflines.
I’ve started to see this grid as a quilt. Because I don’t just see individual buildings standing there as imposing towers of steel. I see a patchwork. Different colors, different textures, different materials, different architectural styles, all pieced together.
When I started photographing the city as an urban quilt, I became more aware of the way these buildings preserve different moments from our history. My photographs flatten out the miles between the streets and erase the years that separate one construction project from the next. It’s all stitched together now on a single plane.