And other shots from New York.
An art installation by Doug Wheeler on display in the David Zwirner art gallery.
David Zwirner is home to some of my favorite art installations such as Yayoi Kusama’s Give Me Love. With two locations just a block from each other, it’s easy to find interesting pieces in this gallery.
Currently 0n exhibition is Doug Wheeler’s Encasements. Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon’s Forgetting the Hand just closed, but I snagged some pictures the final day of its opening showing to the public.
Giant plastic trees painted in realistic colors fill an entire room with canvases of similar shapes lining the walls.
Wheeler uses frosted glass and lights to display beautiful full-length squares in an all-white room. To enter, you need to cover your shoes to keep the ground as pristine as possible. We waited in a line for about 15-30 minutes, but we overheard weekdays often don’t have queues.
His pieces remind you of Drake’s Hotline Bling music video a bit with it’s simplistic setting and eerie appeal.
And yes, I spotted a few individuals breaking out in classic Hotline Bling dance moves.
Hoodie: Anti Social Social Club.
Leggings: Kendall & Kylie.
Sneakers: Melody Ehsani x Reebok.
Exploring a Chelsea art gallery and embodying its requests.
Whether you decided that fixing broken tea cups was worth the 2-3 hours or you wandered around a string filled maze, Galerie Lelong hosted one of the most beautiful, simplistic art exhibitions to date.
The Chelsea art gallery in New York filled with pieces of yarn from various points of the room. Small cushions outlined the walls along with randomly placed stones of different sizes.
Visitors are asked to “choose a stone and hold it until all your anger and sadness have been let go.” The exhibition holds a simple, yet thoughtful manner to reflect on in a white canvas space. You chose to meditate or search the rest of the exhibit. Previous attendees created lines of different forms and shapes that made a masterpiece in a simplistic manner.
I found isolation in the corner of the room where I felt that I could reflect on the exhibit at a whole. Some rocks fell from strings while other laid on the floor bare.
Yet I performed the exhibit’s requested actions and found piece in the small art gallery. While small dogs slept on the side, I felt that we could all take a moment to accept the peace and quiet that flooded the busiest city in the nation.
Then a friend thought it was appropriate to build a tower of rocks. I thought it was funny until it crashed with a loud, alarming noise.
Hat: Anti Social Social Club.
Crewneck: Ice Cream.
Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch.
Sneakers: Nike Roshe One DMB
Galerie Lelong is currently installing another exhibition. Visit the establishment at 528 West 26th Street in New York.
The final day at Yayoi Kusama’s Give Me Love exhibition at David Zwirner New York. The free show became well-known for the “Obliteration Room.” Filled with colored dots of different sizes, the room became filled with more than enough stickers in its final days.
Other pieces could be seen throughout the entire gallery including life-sized sculptures also covered in similar dots.
The meaning behind the interactive room: Yayoi Kusama portrayed her mental state. She often saw dots and wanted to illustrate her mental illness to the public.
Shirt: Adidas Originals.