andrew prokos deconstructs frank gehry’s EMP museum andrew prokos deconstructs frank gehry’s EMP museum
dec 14, 2013

andrew prokos deconstructs frank gehry’s EMP museum

andrew prokos deconstructs frank gehry’s EMP museum
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all images © andrew prokos




when new york city-based photographer andrew prokos looks at frank gehry’s architecture he sees the singular parts as well as the whole. he recently deconstructed the canadian architect’s EMP museum in seattle  (also known as the experience music project and science fiction museum and hall of fame) through a series of fine art photographs entitled ‘gehry’s children’. the images allow the onlooker to access the structural framework of the towering, sheet-metal construction in a new way by focusing on its elemental shapes and raw textures. both undulating curves and acute corners span the façade, and a fusion of surface colors — including gold, blue, red, and silver — compose the exterior scheme. ‘I have always been fascinated by the materiality of gehry’s buildings,’ says prokos. ‘he is not only a master at playing with forms, but he also gives us an array of textures and color — from titanium and polished steel to iridescent glass. with this series I really wanted to convey a new way of looking at gehry’s work.’



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