Jamie Kreher

Current Work


For the series, Fundamentals, I created photographic documentation of empty interior spaces of commerce and then used these source images to create digital collages suggestive of their architectural beginnings. Here, I use a familiar convention of advertising in the form of large-scale vinyl banners to transform these images of privately owned spaces into public pictorial monuments. The banners and framed, repeating photographs also suggest the patterns and illumination of stained glass windows which historically narrated a spiritual transcendence. Together these forms of visual communication comprise a chapel-like space of the “advertisements” which surround the viewer. This creates a contemplative environment to suggest these empty spaces could be active sites of social and economic transformation as their great numbers point to the structural problems of our economy.