Samantha Everton featured on The 2 Girls Building
Front facade of The 2 Girls Building, 11-19 Lithgow Street, Abbotsford. Architectural Photography: Peter Clarke
Samantha Everton, Masquerade, 2009, pigment ink on cotton rag, 106 x 124 cm
Arthouse Gallery’s Samantha Everton has teamed up with acclaimed KavellarisUrbanDesign Architects in a unique project that fuses high-art photography and architecture.
Known as 'The 2 Girls Building,' the project uses Everton’s photograph, Masquerade (from her ‘Vintage Dolls’ series), as the facade of the internationally recognised building designed by KUD Architects. The majority of the Masquerade image will be transparently infused within the glass, while the rest is embossed within the concrete. A three-dimensional lamp protruding from the image will stand three-stories high and illuminate the building at night, acting as both an extension of the light motif that imbues Everton’s oeuvre and a unique feature that sets up the building as an iconic structure in Melbourne. The dialogue between art and architecture continues inside, where the corridor walls will be lined with contemporary art by local artists.
The launch of the building, set to be the end of the year, will include a survey exhibition of Samantha Everton’s work.