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Fuster’s photographs to be exhibited at Houghton House

“Photographs” by Silvia Fuster will be on display in the HWS Houghton House Gallery through March 15.

The gallery, on Kings Lane, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; for details, call (315) 781-3487.

Fuster, an architect who lives in New York City, holds bachelor's degrees in urban studies and in architectural studies from Brown University and a master's in architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

She has had exhibitions at the O.K. Harris Works of Art Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, both in New York; and at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

For several years, she says she has had an ongoing interest in siamese connections, the exterior pipe inlets used by fire fighters to supplement a building’s fire protection water supply. The photographs explore the relationship between standardization, site-specificity, and the natural evolution of objects in the cityscape.

Because these connections are generous in size and are typically between 19 and 36 inches above the ground at the public edge of buildings, they also function as veritable pieces of street furniture for the people of the city, who put them to use as waiting areas, resting stations, and side tables.