Muir Dawson House, Silverlake
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The Shulman House and Studio, LA and the Muir Dawson House are both from a series of watercolor paintings that I have made based on Julius Shulman's photography. They are inspired from the immense collection of photographs that Shulman took of the modernist architecture movement that developed in California during the mid 1900s. His photographs were used to sell these experimental buildings and houses to individual people and the public. Today his iconic pictures are still telling the story of a complicated and idyllic time culturally and politically. My interest in California architecture began as a student learning about Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House in Palm Springs. Schulman was the photographer of the first images I saw. These pictures have been seared into my memory. My love of experimental architecture has developed from spending years in a cabin that my father, an architect, designed and built himself. And today, my own family spends time upstate in our solar and wind powered studio. It has a geodesic dome, and a fold out wall that turns into a deck and can be open to the elements. It is very experimental and was designed and built by my partner, Paul. As an outsider researching architecture in California, I began with photography books and the internet. My entry into this world was not going to be a trip to California to shoot my favorite buildings myself. I am not a photographer and I do not have physical access to the houses. This is when I decided to use Shulman's photos. Shulman's photos are the best. He had the skill, the equipment and the first look at most of the buildings. They are the best research documents for someone living and working in NYC.
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Amy Park’s large scale watercolor paintings take Modernist architectural facades as their point of departure. Amy received a BFA in 1999 and an MFA in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Ox-Bow Summer Art School. She was a recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Award in 2007-2008, and an Artist-In-Residence at the Serenbe Institute in 2012. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US, including Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY, The Suburban (Oak Park, IL) at Project Row House, Houston, TX; The Poor Farm Experiment, Manawa, WI; and Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is in the permanent collections of Fidelity Investments; The Cleveland Clinic; Deloitte and Touche USA; Microsoft Corporation; The College of DuPage; and Drawing Center’s Artist Archive at the Museum of Modern Art. She lives and works in Long Island City, NY with her partner, artist Paul Villinski and their 3-year-old son, Lark.
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