© Monika Sedziute
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BE29 is located in Beverly Hills, California, and is a representation of a cross-section of history at the helm of art as a painted medium. This epoch is untethered by the advent of new media, mainly film and television presented spectators with journeys in possible times and space. As impressionist and expressionist movements marked a sharp and radical departure from realist techniques, they returned to social realism as their subject. This in turn presented a complete repeal in the history of the medium, projecting itself as a paradigm shift. Aligning the project with this essential notion of departure, the concept for the gallery materialized with an interest in creating a background to amplify the presence and appearance of the historic artwork.
The design of the gallery is a balanced composition of three milieus: the historic artifact (paintings), the contemporary shell (existing building), and the future cloak (new improvements).
While bringing attention to the art, the project endures creating a stark and minimal aesthetic by delivering a materially incorporeal environment.