after a second day full of art fairs (including pulse, volta & the superb independent) we used our veeeery last bits of energy to attend the opening of ‘heaven or las vegas‘, iván navarro‘s new show @ paul kasmin gallery.
navarro has created a new body of work, using his preferred materials mirror & neon.
‘the wall sculptures are based on the floor plans of twelve of the world’s most well known skyscrapers. some of the mirrors have words engraved which echo like suggestions or commands through each structure’s illusory depth.‘ (excerpt from the press release).
in contrast to the in-your-face piece at the armory show, splendidly serving the “attention catcher” role, the works in the gallery are more intimate and push the viewer to reflect about the human condition, architecture, and politics.
the show will be on display till april 2nd – don’t miss it!