March 8, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Detail/Oriented: The Architectural Photography of Ken Konchel
A Pocket Exhibition and Print Sale at IPHF
March 8 – April 15, 2023
As a photographer, Ken Konchel is drawn to the expressive power of buildings. He’s interested in provocatively capturing architecture in an abstract, graphic way, with an intention to make compelling photographs that remove the context and distill architecture to nothing but relationships of shape, line, form, pattern, detail, tone, and/or texture.
This exhibition features highlights of Konchel’s architectural photography, illustrating his process of creating unique, abstract compositions that do not immediately reveal themselves as architecture.
In addition, a print sale in conjunction with the exhibition has been established with proceeds in-part benefiting IPHF.
Ken Konchel’s interest in architecture began at a young age taking photographs of buildings when most other kids his age were snapping photos of friends and family pets. He received a degree in Political Science from Central Michigan University before moving to St. Louis in 1988. There he employed his skills working for the St. Louis County government before leaving to work at Art St. Louis. In 2006 he became the associate director for St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, a job that draws on both his experience in art and economics. Ken works regularly, discovering new and interesting buildings to shoot. “I’ve photographed architecture in 19 different cities, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, but St. Louis remains my favorite place to work.”
Sponsored by Bill Donius and Jay Perez, Mark Braun, Drew Karandjeff and Bob Denlow
Image: Arrangement © Ken Konchel