Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art at Lehman College Art Gallery

When students enter the Lehman College Art Gallery in the Bronx, NY to see the current exhibition,  “Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art,” they are asked “What’s your fantasy structure?”

“None of the artists in the show are trained architects,” gallery director Bartholomew Bland said, “but they all engage in building in a sort of way that I think is very imaginative and sort of appeals to the dream that we all have about the perfect home, or the perfect building, or the perfect place we would want to spend time.”

“Castles in the Sky” is the product of Bland’s interest in “18th century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi and 19th century American painter Thomas Cole” and “where artists go in their minds.” The exhibition is up through January 26, 2018.  (The Riverdale Press)

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David LaChapelle’s ‘Burning Down the House’ is a portrait of late fashion designer Alexander McQueen that appeared in Vanity Fair in 1997.
(Courtesy of David LaChapelle)

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