Archive for March, 2010

Immediate Future Passed

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Early last year, I was invited to participate in the core program of the Ballarat International Photo Biennale to be held in Australia in September. Having not previously gathered the requisite momentum to mount a solo show of my work, this invitation was just the push I needed to finally make it happen. After settling on a theme for the show,tentatively titled Immediate Future, I threw together a little marquette of the room I was to occupy at the historic Ballarat Art Gallery and began figuring out what could possibly go where.

Remarkably, the photographs of the model became the perfect reference when we set about hanging the show a few days before the opening.

The gorgeous large scale prints were crafted by Brian Gilkes at Pharos Editions. And thanks go to Tugi Balog at Graphic Art Mount in Sydney for the great job with mounting and delivering the final works to the gallery.

More information on the Ballarat International Photo Biennale can be found here.

And stay tuned for more information on future dates for an updated and expanded version of the show in Singapore (late 2009) and Stuttgart (early 2011).

Mission Improbable

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Mission Bay campus of UC San Francisco is slowly but surely growing with the recent addition of a parking structure designed by local firm WRNS.

Contrasting the rather staid corporate research boxes surrounding it, the crisp white facade of new structure positively glows. Wrapped on two sides with panels of perforated metal, the north east tower acts as a wayfinding beacon through the tree-lined pathways, echoing the Legorretta designed Community Center across campus.

Cut with holes which vary in diameter and spacing, the perforated panels project an ever-changing array of shadows through to the interior of the structure as the sun moves.

Meier Goodness

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Sweeping gracefully around a corner site in Beverly Hills, Michael Palladino of Richard Meier & Partners has designed a new corporate office for a prominent Los Angeles real estate firm.

Channel glass office walls offer individual privacy but bring a soft light through to the interior spaces. The central conference room features a skylight with operable louvre shades allowing views to the blue skies above.