Architectural Foundation Gallery, October 18-November 22, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 5-7 pm
Santi Visalli Gallery Talk: Friday, November 1, 7 pm, Tickets $10
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is proud to announce a new exhibition of architectural photographs by Santi Visalli entitled “A Walk through Urban America.” The public is invited to attend a festive opening reception with the artist on Friday, October 18 from 5-7 pm. Refreshments will be served. Join us for a special gallery talk with Santi Visalli on Friday, November 1st at 7 pm; admission will be $10 per person.
Santi Visalli focuses on architectural imagery for this solo exhibition, which includes 21 color photographs. A master of traditional film techniques, the artist produced his own digital prints from film. For more than 40 years, this award-winning photographer traveled the globe as a news photographer and photojournalist for some of the world’s leading magazines, newspapers and book publishers. He has been acclaimed for the range, precision and poetry of his fine art photography.
City skylines, famous buildings and significant architectural details from U.S. cities including Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and our own Santa Barbara will be presented. Visalli captures the essence of powerful monuments in a unique way, using precise timing to record momentary lighting effects at twilight, sculpture dusted with fresh snow, or a full moon rising over an intricate tapestry of urban architecture. Unusual viewpoints of major bridges and buildings include technically difficult photographs taken from high above the ground.
In the words of Santi Visalli, “A responsible architect creates a good environment for humanity. In this walk through urban America, with the proper light and the right lens, stone comes to life.” Buildings designed by top architects are portrayed, including Charles Bulfinch, Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Neutra, Charles Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, I.M. Pei, Helmut Jahn, Michael Graves, Eric Owen Moss, and Frank O. Gehry. Continue reading