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Classroom # 2 by Nancy Davenport

Classroom # 2 by Nancy Davenport 

This work is from a series of photographs taken in unnamed universities in the USA and Canada. They depict examples of 'New Brutalist' architecture and convey an uneasy tension between optimism and aftermath. 'Classroom #2' shows a deserted lecture room where an ambiguous arrangement of furniture seems at odds with its purpose.

Purchased from Nancy Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, 2008. The photograph is No.3 from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs.

'Classroom #2' was included in the Mead Gallery exhibition 'Campus' in 2005, a collaboration between the Mead and the John Hansard Gallery, financially supported by Arts Council England.