De-light! Finding Inspiration in Light
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De-Light! Finding Inspiration in Light
Architect & Designer Paul Lukez
I sense Light as the giver of all presences, and materials as spent Light. What is made by Light casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light. Louis Kahn
Light shapes and transforms our perception and experience of the physical spaces through which we move and live. For more than 30 years, architect Paul Lukez has used light to sculpt architectural spaces of elegant beauty, practical utility, and serene humanity. Join us for an inside view of Paul’s creative process of celebrating and capturing light.
Paul Lukez designed the just-completed Molly Harding Nye Gallery renovation at LexArt. He is an award-winning architect and educator, founder of Paul Lukez Architecture in 1992, and more recently, PLASES, a studio exclusively focused on Sustainable Design.
In this special edition of LexArt Inspires! held in conjunction with the Best of LexArt exhibit, Paul will discuss how he is both inspired by the qualities of light and uses light to create inspiring spaces. He will share the influences that informed the design of the Nye Gallery and other architectural projects. These influences include painters, cultural norms, construction methods, and the special quality of light that distinguishes one place from another.
More about Paul Lukez: While born in Ohio, Paul spent the formative years of his youth in Holland. Extensive exposure to the richness of the great Dutch painters highlighted the power of light as an emotive and communicative medium. The dominant presence of light in the oh-so flat Dutch landscape is made evermore dramatic by the constantly changing meteorological conditions. Paul realized that architecture could capture and filter light in ways that reinforce culture, place, and a sense of well-being.
To learn more about the power of light – see Paul’s blog on the power of light during the pandemic.