Given that the art world is mostly made up of a well-dressed crowd, our idea to take a perfectly curated wardrobe on a gallery jaunt through New York City (as seen in the September 2015 Fashion issue, W*198) was a bit of a no-brainer. Whether it was strolling through the picturesque townhouse spaces of the Upper East Side or pounding the grittier pavements around the converted warehouses in Chelsea, our assembly of crisp ensembles served as a deserving foil to the artworks on view.
Here, we invite you to enjoy the same art crawl we took in the issue and share what’s currently on each gallery’s walls...Fashion: Jason Hughes. Photography: Ben Grieme
Salon 94’s Bowery location has been transformed into a colourful urban oasis, thanks to its group show Tiger Tiger, which is currently on until 21st August. The mix of jungle-themed works, which includes paintings by Nikki Maloof, Katherine Bernhardt and Ryan Mrozowski, ceramics and sculptures by Paul Swenbeck, Misaki Kawai and Yutaka Sone, is just the playful visit to tropical climes that’s ideal for summer. Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery, New York, T: 1.212 979 0001, hours: Mon-Fri - 10am-6pmPhotography courtesy of Salon 94, New York
A series of orange paintings by Ryan Mrozowski stand behind Misaki Kawai's Snake Bench (2014)Photography courtesy of Salon 94, New York
Expats, Ticos and Gringos, 2015 by Jules de Balincourt, oil on board.Photography courtesy of Jules de Balincourt and Salon 94, New York
Night Jungle, 2015 by Katherine Bernhardt, acrylic on canvas.Photography courtesy of Katherine Bernhardt and Salon 94, New York
Maikiko Kudo's Manager of the End of the World, 2010, is exhibitied with a selection of clay sculptures by Paul SwenbeckPhotography courtesy of Salon 94, New York
Storefront for Art and Architecture’s ground floor gallery is not easy to miss. Located on the corner of Kenmare and Lafayette Streets in Nolita, the 100 foot long space tapers from 20 feet wide on one end to just three feet on the other. It’s unique façade, which consists of 12 movable panels that offer horizontal and vertical glimpses in and out of the gallery, was designed by architect Steven Holl and artist Vito Acconci in 1993.Fashion: Jason Hughes. Photography: Ben Grieme
Opening today, the gallery stages ‘Measure’, an exhibition of 30 drawings from 30 international architects showcasing the variety of ways that a set of standards and guidelines quantifying the physical can be represented. Some of the firms include Selldorf Architects, Steven Holl, Formlessfinder and Urban- Think Tank (pictured).Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, New York, T: 1.212 431 5795, Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm
1 coca 2L y 1 churrumais (wishes) by Erika Loana.Photography courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Measure by Víctor EnrichPhotography courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
One Palm Tree Long by m-a-u-s-e-r (Mona Mahall + Asli Serbest).Photography courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Storefront Carpet Bombing by Bernard Khoury.Photography courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Located in the storefront of a landmarked building, Gagosian gallery’s 75th Street space opened in April 2014 and is currently presenting ‘Home & Garden’, which includes a projection installation, large-scale panel painting and other new works by the German painter Albert Oehlen. The artist is also the subject of a survey exhibition of the same name at the New Museum downtown.
Gagosian’s selection of Oehlen’s new work are hybrids of collage and painting – tree-like abstractions and living room scenes are painted on foil and plastic, and blur the lines between figuration and abstraction. The exhibition is a testament to the pioneering artist’s unpredictable approach and offers just a snapshot of the range of methods he has embraced across his career.Gagosian Gallery, 821 Park Avenue, New York, T: 1.212 796 1228, Summer Hours: Mon-Fri – 10am-6pmPhotography: Robert McKeever. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery
An installation view of Albert Oehlen's Home & Garden.Photography: Robert McKeever. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery
(L): Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2015, Ink, plastic sheet, paper on paper and (R): Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2015, Ink, plastic sheet, paper on paper.Photography: Robert McKeever. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery
Paula Cooper Gallery first opened in Soho in 1968 and moved to Chelsea in 1996. Its 19Century, single-storey warehouse building was renovated by architect Richard Gluckman, who added a new floor structure and two pairs of trusses to create one continuous space.
Like most galleries in the summer, Paula Cooper Gallery is closed for the month, but will reopen on 10 September with the North American debut of Christian Marclay’s Surround Sounds (2014-15). The large-scale video installation consists of Marclay’s recognizable onomatopoeias, animated and then projected on four walls in a darkened room. Marclay, who was a Wallpaper* guest editor in 2011, extracted the sound-effect words from comic books and animated them with movements to match. The result is a sensational, yet soundless series of ‘whizzes’, ‘beeps’ and ’cracks’ that should not be missed. Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, T: 1.212 255 1105
Christian Marclay, still from Surround Sounds, 2014-15, four silent synchronized projected animations, each 13:40, looped.Photography courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Christian Marclay, still from Surround Sounds, 2014-15.Photography courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
A third still from Surround Sounds, 2014-15.Photography courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Gladstone Gallery opened its Annabel Selldorf-designed doors in 2008. Its austere, all-brick facade, which is made from black, unusually shaped bricks, is a nod to the industrial character of its environs while serving as an artistic statement itself. Once past its robust frontage, the gallery reveals an airy, column-free space that comes complete with 22-foot ceilings, exposed industrial trusses and a sloped skylight.
Gladstone Gallery, 530 West 21st Street, New York, T: 1.212 206 7606
The gallery will reopen this September with an exhibition surrounding the Belgian painter Walter Swennen, who’s free association of words, objects, languages and hues easily catches the eye. Pictured, At My Own Risk. Couldn't be Better.Photography courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
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