Monday, July 13, 2009

Photography Exhibition: The Art Institute of Chicago - Photography of Judith Turner

From Columns and LeavesThe Art Institute of Chicago, regularly has extraordinary photographic exhibitions. I haven’t seen this particular exhibition, however, I am familiar with the work of Judith Turner and can’t imagine this exhibition wouldn’t be absolutely great.

This exhibition will run through January, 2010

Turner is most often described as an “architects’ photographer and a photographer of architecture.” She has been taking pictures since the early seventies, and has photographed iconic, modern buildings by internationally known architects such as Richard Meier, Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, Kohn Pedersen Fox, as well as Zaha Hadid, Fumihiko Maki and Shigeru Ban. She has also photographed fragments from architecture and nature, uncovering the essence and structure of columns, glass facades, leaves and trees.

Turner employs a unique approach to photography, capturing her subjects at close proximity and emphasizing their unique design and form. This is especially evident in the artist's series of metallic pictures of leaves and columns. A more recent series of prints featuring billboards and other large-scale advertisements in Times Square, are also photographed within startling proximity to the subjects.

If you’re in the Chicago area before this exhibition leaves, I strongly suggest you take it in. I will definitely be seeing it during my next visit to Chicago.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

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