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Dancing Walls

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Dancing Walls

770 N LaSalle Street, Suite 401
60654 Chicago
IL

September 5th, 2008 - October 18th, 2008

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://schneidergallerychicago.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside areas listed)
EMAIL:  
schneidergalleryinfo@gmail.com
PHONE:  
312-988-4033
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm

DESCRIPTION

The Schneider Gallery is proud to present new work by the German artist Thomas Kellner. Kellner is a featured photographer at the Schneider Gallery who has gained recognition for his unique way of capturing monuments, landmarks, and famous buildings around the world. Inspired by a cubist aesthetic, Kellner deconstructs and reconstructs his architectural subjects. In the field, Kellner studies his subject, sketches it within a grid, then begins shooting. Each frame of 35mm film captures a segment, a fragment of the larger whole. The resulting image is more than a sum of its parts, as each section of film acts as both element and whole.

His new works are elaborate and rhythmic reconstructions of interior spaces which are rich in color and warm with light. They are inviting, alluring, captivating. What Kellner had achieved in his monuments is easily matched if not surpassed in these latest works. The artist continues to travel widely to capture renowned and intimate architectural spaces alike: The Field Museum, Contemporary Art Museum of Chicago, reading rooms of the Boston Athenaeum, the Basilica of Mexico City, and Palaces of Genoa. Walls dance, staircases tremble, and furnishings vibrate with the hum of energy and beauty infused by the artist’s working style.

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