SPRING GREEN, Wis., April 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Taliesin Preservation, Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy/Fallingwater have partnered to curate an exhibit, ‘Sacred Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright x Andrew Pielage,” which will open at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center on April 30, 2022. A presentation with Pielage will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The exhibit features images of buildings designed by Wright, ranging from churches and synagogues to homes and civic spaces – and guests will have the opportunity to purchase signed prints from the artist. The show is scheduled to run until August 31, 2022.
Since its founding, Taliesin Preservation has been dedicated to educating and engaging the wider community about Wright’s legacy. His latest effort focuses on exploring the architect’s work through the prism of sacred space and how he has interpreted this notion through architecture and design.
The exhibition features over 30 photographs of Andrew Pielage’s work from a dozen Wright sites, with pieces selected to highlight Wright’s use of light, texture and composition to create a hallowed space. The exhibit is curated by Los Angeles-based writer and architectural curator Sam Lubell.
“Like Wright, Pielage has a deep knowledge of sacred tradition, a deep love of nature, and an amazing ability to take users inside a space and help them feel that space,” Lubell said. “His images reveal this connection, and many resonate with Wright’s nature-based and human-based vision of sacred space. We chose images that we felt most definitively clarified Wright’s approach to what he considered a sacred space, be it a church, a museum, or a house. For example, several shots reveal Wright’s ability to draw nature – which Wright considered sacred – within, or its ability to elevate the spirit by creating various interior landscapes reminiscent of the world around them.
Pielage is an architectural and travel photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Born to an adventurous mother and a geologist father, he spent his childhood exploring the dusty roads of the American Southwest. This constant travel in the desert rooted his spirit in landscape photography. In his hometown, Pielage discovered the beautiful relationship of landscape and design in Wright’s architecture. Wright inspired his passion for this relationship and his mission to photograph all of Wright’s remaining drawings. With over 20 years of experience, including international advertising campaigns and publications, television reporting, exhibitions and workshops, Pielage continues to do what he loves: capturing the soul of his subjects and inspiring the imagination through photography and education.
The exhibit will travel to other Wright locations across the country, including Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
For general information and updates, visit AndrewPielage.com. To learn more about the exhibit, visit the Taliesin Preservation website, taliesinpreservation.org.
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