In the summer of 2005 Mr. Gebhardt, drawing on his fascination with masks and the concept of identity, designed a series of 70 masks: Simple rectilinear, minimal geometric shapes. In September, 2005 Roland and architect Beverly Willis invited a diverse mix of friends and colleagues to attend a “Mask Gathering” at her townhouse on East 35th Street in Manhattan. Leni Schwendinger created immersive illuminated rooms for the event, bodly uplighting the walls with red, blue and green, effected by 300 votive candles.
Any reproduction of these images is strictly by permission only and must include the following credits:
Mask Design: Roland Gebhardt
Illumination Concepts and Design: Leni Schwendinger
Photography: Guillaume Rouchon
© 2007 Roland Gebhardt