Friday May 3rd - June 5th, 2013
Cross MacKenzie Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by up-and-coming architectural photographer John Cole, in our gallery for the first time. The images in this series, “Walls” are all about observing mindfully, seeing thoughtfully, paying closer attention and looking anew. Cole teaches us about our relationship with our surroundings and through his subtle framing of the seemingly mundane, the artist’s philosophy is on display along with his photographs. Walls are not just facades of buildings, barriers or supports, they are inviting tableaus for the unpredictable, they are non-linear time-lines. These walls are pages from autograph books inviting the signatures of weather, accident, sunlight and serendipity. The viewer must be present in order not to overlook the “writing on the wall” that there is more to be seen.
A graduate of Virginia Tech University, John Cole has applied his art & art history degree in his practice of the discipline of formal architectural photography – the art of interpreting the large-scale forms into two dimensions. Cole’s “Wall” photographs are an outgrowth of that study and his affection for our built environment remains evident in these more intimate views.