Denise Scott Brown: Wayward Eye

The exhibition offers a glimpse into the social transformations of the 1960s as seen through the eye of one of architecture’s most influential practitioners


From July 11, 2018 until July 28, 2018
Denise Scott Brown: Wayward Eye presents 10 images taken by the architect between 1956 and 1966.
Each of the pictures, on show at London gallery Betts Project until later this month, reveal Scott Brown’s formative explorations into urban systems, Pop Art, and the complexity of the American vernacular — interests that she and partner Robert Venturi would later develop in the pivotal Learning from Las Vegas.
The photographs also offer a glimpse into the social transformations of the 1960s as seen through the wayward eye of one of architecture’s most influential practitioners.
'Shot in a time when both photography and architecture remained pioneering terrain for women, Scott Brown’s photographs demonstrate her keen perception and curiosity,' said the gallery.
'Her images have a spontaneous, quotidian quality, and she approaches her subjects not as a professional photographer but as an interdisciplinary architect. These are environments of seemingly chaotic information, systems alive with complexity and concealed hierarchies; where vast space clashes with dense activity.'
Denise Scott Brown: Wayward Eye is on show at Betts Project until 28 July