Phillip Denny

Paranoiac Gallery

A home for an art collector, constructed in anticipation of the apocalypse.

A project in which the space of perspectival vision is given form through the act of excavation. The user accesses each gallery through a tapered light well that either collapses or expands the apparent distance between viewer and exterior image. Moving along sloped corridors the inhabitant is divorced from the horizontal datum—the primacy of vision is subverted, and the user experiences space as a kinesthetic sensation. An eclectic collection of art including pieces of varied scales and media is presented in a series of galleries, each gallery specifically designed to present a single work. Each artwork functions as a point of reference for the user, instilling a sense of place dependent upon one's relationship to an other space.