Thursday, January 19, 2012

Zellner's Canvas

Susanne Vielmetter commissioned architect, Peter Zellner to design her gallery space in Culver City. The exterior he conjured is extraordinary. Just as an artist would use gesso to prep a canvas, simply, Zellner bathed the facade in a rich ebony. I love how he then trafficked an obnoxious, "scribble" tattoo to it's veneer. Perhaps in a nod to pointillism, he positioned picture-style lighting fixtures to dot the roof line. The lone street tree and light standard cleverly balance the intensity of the scribble to the left. Genius.