Gouache on paper
24 x 17 cm
Isa Melsheimer's gouache depicts a Brutalist structure, the Third Church of Christ, Scientist in Washington D.C., USA built by the Croatian-born, American architect Araldo Cossutta, a long-term partner in I.M. Pei's architectural firm. Completed in 1971, the building was demolished in 2009. In her gouaches of architectural sites Isa Melsheimer constructs small autonomous worlds, seemingly detached from their real-world settings.