Derek Sola

Drift Street

Drift Street

Derek Sola - Drift Street - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Lateral Labyrinth

Lateral Labyrinth

Derek Sola - Lateral Labyrinth - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Face Time

Face Time

Derek Sola - Face Time - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Edifice Collision #1

Edifice Collision #1

Derek Sola - Edifice Collision #1 - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

Derek Sola - Sign of the Times - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Night Extraction

Night Extraction

Derek Sola - Night Extraction - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Illuminated Memory

Illuminated Memory

Derek Sola - Illuminated Memory - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Derek Sola - Group Therapy - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

3rd Street Siren

3rd Street Siren

Derek Sola - 3rd Street Siren - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Bricks and Mortar

Bricks and Mortar

Derek Sola - Bricks and Mortar - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Court of Strangers

Court of Strangers

Derek Sola - Court of Strangers - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Change Encounter

Change Encounter

Derek Sola - Change Encounter - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print

Signage is a defining characteristic of Las Vegas where all the glittering light and brilliant colors celebrate the pulse of the city.  It sets the tone for our experiences and becomes a backdrop to our memories and events.  The expression of light and representation of meaning has always captured my curiosity.    How it is recorded is even more intriguing.


LIGHTSPACES is attributed to my unavoidable run-ins with neon signage in Las Vegas.  Equipped only with a 35 mm camera, black and white film and a tripod, the objects we tend to ignore during the day transforms when illuminated at night.  Here traditional photography is reinvented where multiple, scattered city sites are collapsed into a single spatial composition.  The result is an expression of simultaneity where light bears new meaning in relation to an overlapping of sequences.

 

Education
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Master of Architecture, 1998
Los Angeles, California

University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 1994
Champaign, Illinois

 

Solo Exhibit
200 Feet Over 7 Years IS Contemporary Art Gallery, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Publications
A+U, Architecture and Urbanism, May 2006
“Implementing Architecture – The Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology”

ARCHIS, January 1997
“Kant’s Categories as Matrix – Monolith”, an analysis of Livio Vacchini

 

Lectures
Cornell University, March 2005
“The Project Architect: Implementing Design”, Architecture Symposium Guest Speaker

University of California, Berkley, October 2004
“The Metal Walls of the M.I.T. Stata Center”, Guest Speaker

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Sign of the Times

Derek Sola - Sign of the Times - 20"x30" or 30"x50", c-print