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"Images In Place: Photographs by Architect Frank Welch"
2001-11-02 until 2001-11-25
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
USA United States of America
One of the most respected designers in the Southwest, Dallas architect,
photographer, and author, Frank Welch will present an exhibition of his
photographs, entitled Images In Place.
Welch's black and white photographs represent a time-span from the
1950s, when Welch was a student in Paris, to the present on a recent
visit to New York City.
In each, whether naively or with more
experience, he pursues an overall image, which is about space, time, and
atmosphere (emotional or meteorological). Some of the images include
architecture, some include people, moments, and/or combinations of
these. To consider them as imagery alone without narrative, especially
those that feature a person in the center of the composition, is a
Frank Welch's photographs have been exhibited at Afterimage, Rizzoli,
Allen St. Gallery, Museum of the Southwest, Midland and at Photo Fest in
Houston. He recently authored Philip Johnson & Texas (UT Press, 2000).
The social, economic, as well as the architectural terms of Johnson's
continuing legacy in the state are candidly examined. Boston Globe
critic Robert Campbell calls it the most accurate portrayal of
Johnson's character yet.
Welch is currently an adjunct professor at UTA. He also serves on the
Board of Preservation Dallas, and is a member of the Professional
Leadership Board, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, as well
as being a member of the Advisory Council of the College of
Architecture, Texas A&M University. He is also a member of the advisory
board for St. Alcuin Montessori School.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) offers opportunities for
experimentation and for the presentation of art in all disciplines, and
provides a forum for critical dialogue between emerging and established
artists and their audiences. The MAC supports the artist‚s role in
society, cultivates that relationship through education and innovative
programming, and stands as an advocate for creative freedom. The MAC
has been operated by Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition, Inc., a
non-profit arts organization, since October 1994. The MAC is a member
of Dallas Art Dealers Association.