26 Jul Archetypes
David K. Ross
The relationship between architecture and its representation is peculiar. On the one hand architecture is driven by a belief in the built, the material, the real. On the other hand, it is presented, explained, and discussed almost entirely through drawings, models, photographs and other forms of representation.
Archetypes features a recent series by Canadian artist David K. Ross, who works at the interface of photography, film, and installation. His images of architectural models, staged at night with dramatic lighting that isolates structures from their surroundings, puts the mockup on the main stage.
Published alongside Ross’s images are four essays framing the historical, technological, and civic significance of the mock-up.