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Architectural Annotations

September 12, 2019 – February 23, 2020

On the occasion of her solo exhibition concurrently on view, artist Julia Fish has curated a selection of works on paper drawn largely from DePaul Art Museum’s collection. Expanding on her own practice of rendering architectural space through painting, this exhibition provides insights into Fish’s creative vision and interests. Fish identified three architects whose work is representative of the impact of encountering and learning directly from significant architecture in Chicago and Rome. In works by Daniel Burnham, Douglas Garofalo, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Fish recognized the visual and conceptual function of “annotation” shared among the three: overt or subtle forms of text and notes integral to, or embedded within, the visual representation of architectural images.

This exhibition also features musical scores inspired by architecture, including the work of American composer Andrew Norman. Norman’s work, The Companion Guide to Rome (2006–10), is a series of nine musical “portraits” reflects the experience of visiting architecturally significant churches and basilicas. In this installation, composer and scholar Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, who has studied and written extensively on Norman’s work, presents a selection of working sketches, graphic analyses with annotations by Lanzilotti, and excerpts from Norman’s scores for The Companion Guide.

Architectural Annotations is organized by DePaul Art Museum and curated by Julia Fish.