Chez M. Le Corbusier
Galerie Braubachfive, Frankfurt
12 June – 31 July 2014
The artist Laura J Gerlach takes on a previously unstudied subject in her photographic work Chez M. Le Corbusier: Le Corbusier’s theory of colours Polychromie architectural. The photographs examine the interaction between architecture and colour in the spaces of the Villa La Roche in Paris, designed and built by Le Corbusier between 1923 and 1925.
Le Corbusier’s call for a radical change in architecture also relates to his understanding of colour. He believed that colour should be as important in design as the ground plan and sections. He created two colour collections in 1931 and 1959 that were an expression of his experience as an architect and his knowledge of the effects of colour.
At Villa La Roche Laura J Gerlach makes an itemised record of Le Corbusier's approach through her photos, making it apparent to viewers through diminution and detail shots. The photographs are presented atop colours from Le Corbusier's collection and hung in oak frames, both direct references to his work. A talk by the photographer Götz Diergarten and a lecture on the Polychromie architectural are planned as part of the exhibition.
Following “Städelschule. Ateliers.”, Chez M. Le Corbusier is Laura J Gerlach’s second solo exhibition at Galerie Braubachfive.
The preview will take place at 7pm on 11 June 2014.