room x room

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In the exhibition “room x room,” currently on view in the James Harris Gallery Project room in Seattle, international and emerging artists come together to investigate ideas related to the architecture of public and private space. Artists in the exhibit include Ralf Bruck, Candida Hofer, Matthew Jordan, Laura Letinsky, and Andrew Moore. Each artist investigates space through deafening images that offer the viewer clues of artistic intention through the formal concerns of style, composition, ornamentation, and light and shadow. In each work, the human element is absent only in that there is no figure present, while the photograph continues to allude to a human presence by revealing inherent social structures contained in each environment. Through the employment of sterile compositions and minimal gestures, the photographers achieve a heightened physiological view of architecture and its ability to shape social interactions.