Every so often, I like to pretend I know something about art/the art world and make my way over to the far reaches of Manhattan known as Chelsea. I make a list of exhibits and galleries I want to visit but always end up wandering into whatever gallery looks cool from the street (yes, I judge these books by their cover). On one of my excursions, I stumbled upon the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, a venue I knew for its Fashion Week Parties yet housed a completely different theme this time.
The exhibit I walked into appeared
weird peculiar at first until I learned its meaning. It was a traveling exhibit called SURFACE TENSION that brought together designers, artists, scientists and engineers to explore the future of water. Intrigued to further explore the room as I consider myself to be one of those eco-friendly types, I was fascinated by what I saw. Immediately, I was drawn to a waterfall of words created by artist Julius Popp. The installation titled BIT.FALL was a sprinkler releasing drops of water to form words that were being streamed from current news on the internet. I could've stared at the waterfall for hours curious to see what word would come up next or down in this case.
Further down the road, I discovered the Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery and what I can only describe as artistic play dough plates. In actuality these "play dough plates" were clay plates made by artist Polly Apfelbaum. I really gravitated towards each and every plate for their distinctive color and print crazy natures and because I am easily amused by colorful, shiny objects.
|Once again owning an exotic pet was proving to be nothing but trouble.|
|It was so like Patty right idea, wrong execution.|
|It didn't matter how much overtime was needed. The pancake producers were determined to catch up with their brunch orders before brunch.|
|422 days without an accident at the chocolate quarry|
Places of Interest:
540 W. 21st. St., 212-937-6580
Exhibit ended August 11th
535 W. 22nd St., 630-230-9610
Exhibit ended July 6th
525 W. 22nd St., 212-445-0051
Exhibit ended July 7th
Recommend Markus Linnenbrink-there were songs before there was radio
starting September 6th
530 W. 25th St., 212-255-2718
Exhibit runs through August 24th