Joyce Kozloff was one of the original members of the Pattern and Decoration movement, as well as a figure in the feminist art movement of the 1970s. Her early work focused on patterns and their cultural significance, while much of her later work utilizes mapping as a device to explore her interests in history, culture, and the decorative and popular arts. Kozloff's Untitled (Buffalo Architectural Themes), 1984, is on view in Window to Wall.
Luisa Lambri’s photographs, which feature buildings designed by famous architects, offer us intimate views of specific details. The Albright-Knox owns two images of a window in the home of Mexican architect Luis Barragán—both of which are on view in Window to Wall—and six images of a window in the Darwin D. Martin House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. As Lambri explained in 2014, her photographs are byproducts of her physical interactions with buildings, allowing her to interject her own perspective into the (traditionally masculine) history of architecture.
Rachel Whiteread makes sculptures by casting various objects designated obsolete and destroyed in the name of progress, including furniture, staircases, water towers, and even an entire house. Uselessly propped up against the wall, Doorway I, 2010, may remind us of a collapsing structure and, more broadly, of all the homes we’ve lost or left behind. It insists that the architectural elements that shape our lives—including even those as humble as a nondescript door—can be conduits of personal and cultural memory.