February 20 - April 13, 2013
IWAN BAAN: The Way We Live
Iwan Baan’s work exists at a critical juncture between architectural photography and sociocultural inquiry at a time when urbanization is a driving force behind human evolution.
Baan’s artistic practice examines how we live and interact with architecture, focusing on the human element, which brings buildings, intersections, and public gathering places to life. His images examine the choices we make through construction and building, whether it be to section off tracts of impoverished urban sprawl with massive traffic interchanges, reintegrate purposeful gathering areas into large-scale public buildings, or live in housing that stretches the boundaries of how a community functions.
Most recently Baan came to broad prominence through The City and the Storm, an aerial image of a post-hurricane Manhattan that became a viral sensation following it’s publication on the cover of New York Magazine. This work will be a centerpiece in his first exhibition with the gallery, which will feature captivating large-scale images of Baan’s singular vision encompassing urban, architectural and home environments.