Elkins Park Synagogue Hosts Photography Exhibition Exploring Famed American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Sacred Spaces”

Beth Sholom Synagogue
Image via Beth Sholom Synagogue.

Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin Preservation, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy/Fallingwater have joined together to host an intimate exhibition, “Sacred Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright x Andrew Pielage,” opened at Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA on September 19 with a presentation and reception featuring Andrew Pielage and curator Sam Lubell.

The show features unique and striking images of Wright-designed buildings—ranging from churches and synagogues to homes and civic spaces—and guests will have an opportunity to purchase signed, limited quantity photographic prints directly from the artist.

The show is scheduled to run through January 17, 2022.

Since its founding, Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation in suburban Philadelphia has been dedicated to educating and engaging the broader community about Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy. Its latest endeavor focuses on exploring the architect’s work through the lens of sacred space, and how he interpreted this notion through architecture and design. 

The show features over thirty photographs of Andrew Pielage’s work from a dozen Wright sites, with pieces selected to highlight Wright’s use of light, texture, and composition to create sanctified space. The exhibition is curated by New York-based architectural writer and curator Sam Lubell.

Andrew Pielage is an architecture and travel photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Born to an adventurous mother and a geologist father, his childhood was spent exploring the dusty backroads of the American Southwest. This constant desert travel rooted his spirit in landscape photography.

In his hometown, Pielage discovered the beautiful relationship of landscape and design in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

The exhibition will travel to other Frank Lloyd Wright sites around the country, including Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Fallingwater, in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.

For general information and future updates visit here. To learn more about the Sacred Spaces show, visit Beth Sholom Preservation’s website, here.