...Wouldn't it be sublime...

 

For this exhibition, I focused on spaces that are transitional and anonymous - staircases, lobbies and hallways. I wanted to interrupt the quiet containment of individual compositions by creating multi-paneled pieces that literally fracture space. I contrast photorealistic painting with panels of abstract patterning- including some of Josef Albers glass paintings,

a Werner Werkstatt vase, or an iron railing- emphasizing the decorative, and suggesting the inconsequential nature of these incredible spaces. Finally, I paired abstracted glass reproductions of vintage objects with painted representations of architectural spaces, collapsing the past and the present, the represented and the real.

 
 

Roux-Spitz & Adler, Vanity Screen, 1927-29
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
81.25 x 74.5 x 24 inches, framed

 

Anonymous & Loos, Stair Screen, 1928-?
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
53.5 x 70 inches framed, variable

 

Albers Rooms, Strand Palace Hotel and Gayfere House, 1928-1931
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
39.5 x 98 inches, framed

 
Rebecca Chamberlain-Weber & Reiss, Retail Stair, 1929-2011-litho ink on vintage tracing cloth-60x25.jpg

Weber & Reiss, Retail Stair, 1929
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
71 x 39 x 11 inches, framed plinth

 

Kraetsh & Tullgren, Central ramp and Stair, 1933-39
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
32 x 25 inches, framed

 

Frankl & Adler Overlook and Stair, 1927-30
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
29 x 15 x 8 inches, framed

 

Albers Rooms, Meyercord and Electricity Company Headquarters, 1926-1935
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
36 x 27.75, 42.5, 24.75 inches, unframed

 

Muschenheim & Warner Werkstadt, Glass Rooms 1914-1930
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
19.5 x 23 inches, framed

 

Wright, Von Eiff, Carrol & Darcy, Glass Rooms, 1928-30
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
19.5 x 26.5 inches, framed

 

Urban, Hoffman & Reiss, Glass Rooms, 1911-1930
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
19.5 x 28.5 inches, framed

 

Deskey and Gnam, Vanity Perfume, 1929-32
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth mounted on aluminum panel under custom plexi box
12 x 5.24 x 5.25 inches

 

Anonymous & Maher, Vanity Perfume, 1930
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth mounted on aluminum panel under custom plexi box
13 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches