Simple materiality gives way to expressing the traditional gallery typology and experience. A stripped down, exposed original vaulted plaster ceiling and concrete floors, as well as exposed steel structure, serve as textural counterpoints to the pristine white walls that act as a canvas for art work as well as the changing light. Taymour Grahne Gallery is a space that constantly evolves, not only with each exhibit but also with the time of day, season, and year.
The custom designed blackened steel library bookshelf reinforces the gallery’s commitment to publishing catalogues and maintaining discourse. The lower level space will aid in the gallery’s public programming, allowing space for panel discussions, artist and curator led tours, and film screenings. The textured Douglas fir reception desk and window sill/magazine display add another subtle layer of texture without overpowering the artwork.
Photos by Cary Whittier and Anna White
Taymour Grahne Gallery