Buildings Made of Sky.
Photographs by Peter Wegner.
Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2012. 56 pp., 24 color illustrations, 12x17".
Since 2004, Peter Wegner has photographed the urban canyons of various cities. By inverting the image, the silhouette of the sky assumes the shape of the skyscrapers that frame it. Wegner recalls the moment of his initial discovery: “Walking down the street in New York one day, I glanced up and saw an invisible building suspended between the others. It was upside down, the color of air ...” Wegner's primary concern is what he calls 'the contest between nothing and something.” Examples drawn from series were recently exhibited at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and are currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and The Leipzig Museum, Leipzig DE. This series will also be featured in a forthcoming exhibition at The John Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles. Wegner’s work is included in the collections of The Guggenheim Museum; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Yale University Art Gallery, among others. This gorgeous artist’s book featuring 25 plates from the “Buildings Made of Sky” series is printed in an oversized format on matt art paper, and bound in Japanese cloth. This first edition is limited to 1,000 copies.