Matter, Light, and Form: Architectural Photographs of Wayne Thom, 1968-2003

Presented by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University

Opening: 5 November, 6 pm
Continuing:  5 November – 20 December, 2015
Gallery hours: Thursday – 1pm to 8pm; Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 1pm to 6pm

Architecture, through the lens of Wayne Thom’s camera, is sculpture. For more than thirty years, Thom has captured, in image, the surfaces and depths, the shapes and textures, the contrasts and reflections of the objects of the built environment within their urban galleries. A patient reveler in the natural staging of the atmosphere, he elicits near surreal compositions of materials turned canvas for celestial color and glow. Matter, Light, and Form showcases three such registers of Thom’s distinguished presentation of structure – towers as gleaming monoliths, pavilions as luminous vessels, and plazas as molds for and shapers of open space. His still life depictions unveil an idealized portrait of the inhabitable world, exposing the ultimate ambition of the architectural work as that which renders existence as art.

Douglas Moreland
University of Southern California Libraries, Special Collections
Architecture for Sale, Crosby Doe
Norman Millar
Barbara Bestor

For more information:
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, WUHO Director

News links:
Wayne Thom archive acquired by USC library
Daniel Paul in Architect’s Newspaper blog ‘Wayne Thom Captured Late Modernism Like No One Else
Mimi Zeiger in blog.archpaper



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