Lecture and Exhibition Opening
José Vázquez is Professor of Architecture at Miami Dade College. He spent the summers of 2015 and 2018 in Granada, Spain, wandering its medieval streets and capturing impressions of a place that seemed to exist in two moments in time: the elusive 13th–14th-century period of the Muslim sultans and the present 21st-century city. The resulting images are less representations of an objective reality than evocations of a subjective experience. Instead of searching for history, capturing classic and familiar images of the Alhambra palace and medieval Granada, Vázquez allowed it to seep through the physical canvas of the existing city. In his work, the historic streets, gardens, and buildings of Granada are fragmented, elusive, and haunted by shadows, as if the past exists in our consciousness but out of physical reach.
Lecture by Prof. D. Fairchild Ruggles and José Vázquez in Plym Auditorium followed by exhibition opening and reception in Temple Hoyne Buell Architecture Gallery.