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New exhibitions on view at I space Nov. 16

Melissa Mitchell , News Bureau arts writer
(217) 333-5491;
melissa@illinois.edu

11/8/2001

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The built environment will be the focus of two new exhibitions on view Nov. 16 through Dec. 22 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

• "Architectural Scenes: Photography, Buildings and Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries" features a diverse selection of images by anonymous photographers as well as noted artists such as Adolphe Braun, Harry Callahan, Walker Evans, Robert Macpherson, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston. Also included are vintage and contemporary editions of illustrated books and magazines. The exhibition, which focuses on the attention to light, structure and time shared by architecture and photography, is drawn from the photography collection of Krannert Art Museum and is curated by UI art history professor Jordana Mendelson, with assistance from graduate students Guisela Latorre and Patty Plummer.

• "Giving Form to Values: R.M. Kliment and Frances Halsband Architects, NY" highlights recent work – under construction or just completed – by the New York firm. Projects include the Yale University Divinity School and The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Visitors' Center in Hyde Park, N.Y. The exhibition will include models, construction documents, drawings, diagrams and photographs of the work. Halsband is a visiting Plym Professor this fall at the School of Architecture on the Urbana campus.

An opening reception for "Architectural Scenes" is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. A reception for "Giving Form to Values" will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the gallery; for updated information, call (312) 587-9976.

I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to
5 p.m.