Art Gallery For
Bill Traylor

Architecture

Year:

2019

Software:

Rhino, Lumion

Description

The goal of this project was to provide a modern approach to Jefferson's pavilions while also serving as a gallery and archive space for Bill Traylor - an African American artist who was born a slave but later in his life became a free man. Traylor's work is neither straightforward nor realistic depictions from life. Traylor was a careful editor and chose his subjects with specificity and omitted much detail. Most of Traylor's consists of no straight lines which is what inspired the facade system used in the building. The interior layout was also inspired by Traylor's dream-like artistry and encourages occupants to wander within the building's maze-like gallery spaces.