A few months ago we had the chance to stop by the west Chelsea neighborhood, epicenter of the arts district in New York, to explore and draw inspiration from some of our favorite artists.
We first stopped by the Paula Cooper Gallery to view Minimalist art pioneer, Carl Andre’s show of work His bold sculptures demonstrated sheer decisiveness through his use of cedar beams as building blocks placed into forceful patterns. In addition we enjoyed work from Dan Flaven and Sol LeWitt that were also on exhibit. Both of these prolific artists continue to be an inspiration with their attention to placement and the impact the arrangements have on their surroundings.
Another favorite was Hauser & Wirth’s presentation of ‘Thomas Houseago – Moun Room.’ The immersive environment and dominating presence of repetitive shapes and placement of panels called upon us to explore and unravel the process. The simplicity and rawness of this setting along with the artist’s signature use of plaster emphasized a dystopian feel in the sterile atmosphere of the room.
Pace Gallery – Richard Pousette-Dart
David Zwirner Gallery – Jan Schoonhover, Al Taylor