Fifty Paintings: Anthony Ames Architect (Hardcover)
This volume presents fifty paintings (1985-2020) with brief references for each. The paintings--executed in acrylic latex paint on two inch deep wooden panels--refer to or are informed by a particular way of looking at architecture. They are abstract in nature, and representative in subject matter. They propose an ambiguous reading of deep and shallow space--always frontal--in a world reinforced by a vocabulary based on a purist leitmotif and organized in a syntax of superimposed, juxtaposed, and spatially obscure centers, edges, grids, and alignments. The paintings have been exhibited sporadically at selected venues including The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, The Biennale Architettura in Venice, Italy and at Le Corbusier's enigmatic and beautiful Casa Curutchet in LA Plata, Argentina. They are presented here with an insightful introduction by Andrea Simitch and a timeless foreword by Dean Almy.