Stagecraft includes 14 photographs by James Ewing with multiple interpretations of six models. Illustrating structural details rather than whole buildings, the models were made during the 1990s and early 2000s by Columbia GSAPP students of Professor Kenneth Frampton as a pedagogical exploration of the history of architectural tectonics.
James’ photographs invite a reexamination of how architectural creativity and thinking unfold through the picturing of objects and the crafting of images. In preparation for this project James studied the archive of the model photographer Louis Checkman, located at the Avery Drawings & Archives Collection at Columbia University. He took inspiration from the methods of Balthazar Korab and Ezra Stoller, and exchanged ideas with Jock Pottle, a prolific architectural model photographer active during the 1990s and early 2000s.
The exhibition is curated by Irene Sunwoo, Columbia GSAPP Director of Exhibitions, and Adam Bandler, Assistant Director of Exhibitions.
The Opening Reception and Discussion take place this Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6pm at
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery 1172 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027