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Views from the Field documents the spatial complexity of Walter Netsch’s late-twentieth-century architecture through the photographs of Orlando Cabanban. Taking inspiration from Cabanban’s photographic interest in capturing multiple subjects within each frame, the exhibition reconstructs the photographs as large three-dimensional image-objects. Each recomposes and transforms the space of Netsch’s interiors into a multitude of views and illusionary spaces. The architecturally-scaled objects are designed, detailed, and assembled from graphically-printed architectural materials. The exhibition extends FreelandBuck’s research and design work on the history of architectural illusion in relation to the multiplicity and hybridity of contemporary visual culture and the emergence of flatbed printing as contemporary building technology.
FreelandBuck is a Los Angeles- and New York City-based architectural office founded and led by Brennan Buck and David Freeland. Established in 2010, the office makes buildings, spaces, and objects that engage the public through layers of meaning, illusion, and visual effect. With each project, the firm aims to create distinct spaces that contribute to a more stimulating, aesthetically engaging, and challenging world. The firm’s architecture and public artwork are notable for their visual richness, intricate spatial sequences, cultural references, and application of drawing at an architectural scale.