Exhibition | Architect’s Nature – Nature’s Architect | by Elizabeth Molnár Rajec
Nature can teach architects many things like materials, structures, aesthetics, systems, harmony, to name a few. By digging deeper into how nature could solve our problems, we can bring forth early solutions and find new directions for our established surroundings.
Architecture is the art and science of building by using nature’s genius. On the one hand architects are often inspired or stimulated by nature’s creation. On the other hand nature has always created its own aesthetics. Using nature’s design has brought solutions to many questions architects encountered. Materials, structures, aesthetics found in nature inspired architects and artists.
Elizabeth Rajec’s exhibition features unique images created out of photographs of trees, flowers, buildings and objects. The compositions are of a conscious process reflecting reality as well as fantasy, with subjects often appearing abstract.
Elizabeth Molnár Rajec has exhibited in Prague, Bratislava, Budapest as well as in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1931, for nine years she lived in Budapest, worked as a translator, as a curator and as a cultural director at the Czechoslovak Cultural Institute. After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the subsequent Soviet occupation of Hungary, she crossed the Iron Curtain on foot, made her way to a refugee camp in Vienna. She lives since 1957 in New York City.
She received a BS degree from Columbia University, a MLS degree from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey and a PhD from the City University of New York in Germanic Languages and Literature. She has been a board member of the American Name Society, of the Writers in Exile of American PEN, the president of the Kafka Society of America, a Fulbright and IREX grants receiver, a Franz Kafka and Ferenc Molnar scholar, a published author. She retired as professor emerita in 1996.
When: November 18 - December 4, 2015 | Mon - Fri: 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
No tickets or registration required for visiting the exhibition.