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Published by:
Laurie Frank
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
30 pages Perfect-bound
abstract painting, bergamot station, frank pictures gallery, kelly berg, laurie frank, modern art, painting, Santa Monica

Frank Pictures Gallery presents Joe Aker’s SEDUCTIVE SYNTHESIS, An Erotic Exploration Of Architectural Surface: Gaudi & Gehry from June 10th - July 30th. Aker, a renowned Architectural photographer, was intrigued by the undulating shapes of Barcelona’s Casa Mila, an expansive apartment building designed by Antoni Gaudi that had been photographed as a whole many, many times. Aker decided to look for the sensuous details inside of the work, where most people never look. He captured slopes of Casa Mila that resemble a woman on her back with her breasts gently reclining on either side of her chest and chimney details suggesting a male phallus. Within the Gaudi structure, as well as the luminous surfaces of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, Aker delineated forms that are as supple and suggestive as contemporary nude sculpture. Printed directly on aluminum panels, Aker’s work asks that we fantasize and allow our imaginations to go beyond architecture to discover its underlying dynamic eroticism.


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