"Sites of Memory" at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York

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Eva Davidova - "Shumen". 2005 - Digital C-print on Endura Metallic Paper, 48 x 48 inches. Edition of 3. Photo: Courtesy Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY

NEW YORK, NY.- Whether it is the shared
experience
of the built environment, the psychological and metaphorical aspects of
theory
and design, or the physical construction itself, the very qualities of
architecture have inspired visual artists for centuries. One thread that
many
artists have recently investigated is the creation of memory and its
relationship to architecture. Cultural or individual memory, both real
and
imagined, has been explored in many of these works. With their
commanding
presence and sometimes troubled histories, buildings (and monuments) are

mediators of the past and are, arguably, the strongest medium of our
collective
consciousness. On view through 25 July.