April 1 – 24, 2020; Opening reception Friday April 3, 5-7PM
Out of Place
A solo show of photography by Ken Konchel

During the month of April, Gallery Underground presents “Out of Place,” a solo show of architectural photographs by Ken Konchel. As a photographer, Konchel is drawn to the expressive power of buildings.  “Provocatively capturing architecture in an abstract, graphic way keenly interests me,” he says.  “My intention is to make compelling photographs that remove the context and distill architecture to nothing but relationships of shape, line, form, pattern, detail, tone and/or texture. Architecture forms the physical environment of our lives.  It connects us to the past, it helps define our relationships to one another, and it gives us a sense of place and identity.  Architecture also embodies our values and expresses our individual and collective aspirations.  And most importantly, architecture enhances and advances our creative legacy.  Yet something so integral to the sense of who we are – something that contributes immeasurably to our quality of life – is often dismissed as mundane, taken for granted, or at worst ignored.  My ambition is to raise awareness of and appreciation for architecture by presenting it as engaging and dynamic geometric arrangements and interactions.  More concisely expressed, I use photography to substantiate the connection between art and architecture.”

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Sandi Parker
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