/ 2018 / /
Image of Structure
The Stata Center, designed by Frank Gehry, at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology is seemingly alive. Because of the reflective
and angular elements of this structure are sharp, definitive, and
convoluted, the building’s image can change moment-to-moment.
Incredible swaths of shadows border intense reflections of the sun
as it peaks out from the clouds. Details, unnoticeable on bright
days, become apparent when overcast. As the seasons cycle, the
angle of light redefines the contours of the Stata Center. Indeed,
this structure exhibits a rhythmicity that is inherent to biological
forms as if though it were breathing, following seasonal cycles,
and reflecting the moods of those admiring or admonishing it.
Dr. Joshua Sariñana's passion for photography coincided with his interest in the brain and mind. After studying neuroscience at UCLA and MIT, Sariñana switched his focus to the practice and theoretical study of photography.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and has shown at the Month of Photography Los Angeles, Aperture Gallery (upcoming), Photoville, and the Panopticon Gallery (upcoming).
Sariñana was named as a 2017 and 2018 Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist. His work has been recognized by the Sony World Photogr