US: The Architecture of Space

The photographs in The Architecture of Space explore the perception and representation of space, as explored by new American artists working within the field of photography. Set within the context of dynamic social change driven by digital technology, the selected images go some way to evidence the collapse between public and private space and how this is articulated through photography.

Further, the selected artists embody the state of contemporary photography itself; in that their artworks are not easily packaged into identifiable genres, but embody the collapse of those categories. This can be seen through the wide-reaching visual strategies employed, as well as the imaginative modes of production that bring attention to the photograph as object.

An important thread which links each of the photographs, is the manner in which the photographers have maintained the enduring tropes of photography—especially the hegemony of the frame—whilst firmly placing their images into a contemporary social/technological framework.

Featured Artists

  • Mónika Sziládi
  • Andrea Land
  • S. Billie Mandle
  • Greg Stimac
  • James Pomerantz
  • Matthew Baum
  • Justine Reyes
  • Sebastian Lemm
  • Benjamin Lowy

Curators

Darren Ching

Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching are the owners of KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York, specializing in contemporary fine art photography by emerging and mid-career artists. Since its inception in 2007, their exhibits have consistently received positive reviews from publications such as The New Yorker, New York, Modern Painters, HotShoe and Art Review. Darren Ching is also the Creative Director of PDN in New York City. Their involvement in the photography industry spans more than a decade and includes participation in several notable photography review festivals, panel presentations, juroring of photography awards, curation of exhibits in different venues and have contributed to both online and print publications on the subject of photography.

Debra Klomp Ching

Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching are the owners of KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York, specializing in contemporary fine art photography by emerging and mid-career artists. Since its inception in 2007, their exhibits have consistently received positive reviews from publications such as The New Yorker, New York, Modern Painters, HotShoe and Art Review. Their involvement in the photography industry spans more than a decade and includes participation in several notable photography review festivals, panel presentations, juroring of photography awards, curation of exhibits in different venues and have contributed to both online and print publications on the subject of photography.