“Louis I. Kahn: Building a View” at Lori
Bookstein Fine Art
Bookstein Fine Art is presenting a show of drawings,
watercolors, pastels and oil paintings by one of my favorite architects, Louis
Kahn (1901-1974). With subject matter as diverse as quaint New
England churches and the rock quarries of Egypt, this
exhibition examines how when Kahn traveled in the US,
Canada, Europe, and Egypt, he made
studies of the natural and urban landscapes he encountered. “Louis I. Kahn: Building a View” presents
sketches produced on site as well as images elaborated from
memory--and includes a wonderfully playful, exuberant pen and
ink drawing by Kahn that Nancy and I own (and love), his Fisherman's
Camp, No. 3, Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada. 1937 (8
2/5 x 11 inches). Nancy and I hope to
see you at the opening on 25 May Wednesday, 6-8 PM.
Louis I. Kahn:
Building a View
May 25 – June 25, 2011
Opening reception Wednesday, May 25, 6 – 8
Gabled Manor. 1928 Charcoal and white pastel on buff
paper 15" x 14"
the gallery’s website:
Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to
present Building a View, an exhibition of the fine art of the architect
Louis Kahn [1901-1974]. Drawings, watercolors, pastels and oil paintings, as
diverse in subject matter as the quaint churches of New England and the rock
quarries of Egypt,
will be culled from Kahn's travels from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. This
is the gallery's second one-person show of the artist's work, following a
critically acclaimed booth at the 2008 Works on Paper fair in New York.
Wherever he traveled, Kahn made studies
of the natural and urban landscapes he encountered. The exhibition will examine
how Kahn, on his travels within the United States,
and to Canada, Europe and Egypt
explored repeating themes and motifs, creating both sketches produced on site
and more polished images from memory. Ephemera, including post cards from various
locations visited, will also be on display, and will give additional insight
into how the artist made alternative views from a single point of departure.
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