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Corridor II

Craig Kalpakjian (American, born 1961)

Date:
1999
Medium:
Silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
76.2 x 101.6cm (30 x 40in.) Frame: 88.9 × 114.3 cm (35 × 45 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.355.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© Craig Kalpakjian
  • Description

    The eerily lit interiors in Kalpakjian’s pictures do not exist in three-dimensional reality. Devoid of human presence, these virtual spaces were created on the computer with architectural design programs such as Form Z and Lightscape. The artist begins by drawing a simple model on the screen, using the imaging software to manipulate light, shadow, tone, and surface texture. Finally, he selects a view of the virtual space and renders the resulting image as a photographic print. This shadowy institutional corridor, with its vaguely unsettling feeling of airlessness, offers an apt metaphor for the sterile functionality of contemporary bureaucratic culture.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Gallery label adhered to verso: "Robert Miller Gallery // Craig Kalpakjian // CORRIDOR II 1999 // Cibachrome mounted on Aluminum // 30 x 40 in. // 76.2 x 101.6 centimeters // 1/6 // RMG#Kj9902.020-C"

  • Provenance

    Robert Miller Gallery, representing the artist.

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