Week in Pictures
Unless you are in a wheelchair, or have spent time with someone who is, it’s unlikely you have ever stopped and stared at handicap access ramps, much less had to wait around for someone to fetch one. Artist Park McArthur has collected 20 of these objects—most borrowed from Downtown arts institutions that are located a few steps above street level—and put them on display at Essex Street, to surprisingly complex aesthetic effect.
Maybe it’s just that spring is in the air, or that an icy chill threatened to destroy the newly blossomed buds, but The Observer saw a lot of indoor grass last week. It was wonderful. We also attended some non-grassy openings, a magazine launch party and a photography show. Here are some photos from our week.
Essex Street gallery, dealer Maxwell Graham’s outfit that opened at 47 Essex Street last fall, has closed its doors for the last time and will open a new space at 114 Eldridge Street on April 1. Unconcerned with minor matters like geography, Mr. Graham told Gallerist that the name will remain the same.
Generally speaking, we discourage two-page press releases. Keep it short: get your point across. But there is an exception to every rule, and the Essex Street gallery triumphs here with its two-pager for its Peter Fend show, “Über die Grenze: May Not Be Seen Or Read Or Done.” (We also generally discourage German, but the source of the title is great.)