Shannon McGrath has been honing her skills over the last decade in the commercial world of architectural photography. In this series of large format photographic archival digital prints, McGrath references two of Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry’s major buildings in Spain – The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Hotel Marques de Riscal in Elciego. The artist chooses to strip away the extraneous elements of these structures, and reveal a purity of form and surface, working with the way the light subtly touches the shell of the buildings, to hint at the intricacies of what lies beneath.
Image: Shannon McGrath, Bilbao No 3. 2011, Archival Digital Inkjet Print, Ed. 7, 140 x 93.3cm.