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  • Travels in Chile -- Part 4 of 4

    Travels in Chile — Part 4 of 4

    May 31, 2011   |   By William L. Fox

    In 1970 several faculty members from the Catholic University of Valparaiso established an architectural laboratory just north on the coast near the town of Ritoque. It was to be an open-ended inquiry in design based not upon the commonly accepted vocabulary of formal geometry, but upon poetic invention. David Walker, Josefina Guilisasti, Cecilia Puga and... View Post

  • Travels in Chile

    Travels in Chile — Part 3 of 4

    May 24, 2011   |   By William L. Fox

    On our last day in Chile, David Walker, the architect Cecilia Puga, and I – along with our host, artist Josefina Guilisasti (http://www.josefinaguilisasti.cl/biography/), drove two hours north of Santiago to Bahía Azul (http://coolboom.net/architecture/bahia-azul-house-by-cecilia-puga/), a small collection of houses perched above the rocky coastline. Cecilia has designed one of the most remarkable residencies that can be... View Post

  • Travels in Chile

    Travels in Chile — Part 2 of 4

    May 17, 2011   |   By William L. Fox

    Josefina Guilisasti, an internationally renowned Chilean painter, introduced David Walker, CEO Nevada Museum of Art, and Irene Abujatum, the director of Galleria AFA (http://www.galeriaafa.com/). The gallery is housed in a suite of rooms on the second floor of an older building in the downtown area near the national museums. Irene is one of the country’s... View Post

  • Time and Space

    Andrew Rogers — Time and Space

    May 17, 2011   |   By William L. Fox

    Andrew Rogers, an Australian businessman who in mid-career switched to being an artist, invited me to come to his opening at the 18th StreeT Arts Center in Santa Monica to help open the “Time and Space” exhibition of his geoglpyhs placed around the world. Andrew started his art making as a figurative sculptor working in... View Post

  • Travels in Chile

    Travels in Chile — Part 1 of 4

    May 10, 2011   |   By William L. Fox

    David Walker, the director of the Museum, and I flew to Santiago, Chile a couple of weeks ago to work on an upcoming CA+E exhibition, The Fog Garden. The structures of the ironically titled “garden,” are being developed by architect Rodrigio Perez de Arce and his students at the Catholic University of Santiago. They are... View Post