Fred Wilson's exhibitions "Wildfire Test Pit" and "Black to the Powers of Ten," which have taken over two galleries of the Allen Memorial Art Museum
, a venerated teaching collection at Oberlin College, are sagacious follow-ups to the artist's recent installation at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name organized by the Allen Memorial Art Museum
at Oberlin College, this volume presents French landscape paintings that depict, or at least include, ancient ruins.
He helps draw our attention to the fact that despite obsession with signs and surface, meaning, for Venturi, can be invested equally in space making and in sequence, a dialogue between spatial form and symbol that marks VSBA's finest designs, from the Allen Memorial Art Museum
at Oberlin College (1973-77) to Gordon Wu Hall at Princeton (1980-83).