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Rob Fischer’s Good Weather (Glass House) at Derek Eller Gallery

Rob Fisher Good Weather Glass House
All Photos By Gail

OK, here is something you do not see every day in an art gallery: a Glass House. Fans of architecture, minimalism and Mondrian are going to be interested in viewing Rob Fisher’s Good Weather (Glass House), which fills an entire room at Derek Eller Gallery on West 27th Street.

Entry Seating and Counter Space
Entry Way, Seating on the Left, Shelf Space on the Right

According to text I took from the exhibit’s press release, Good Weather (Glass House) “is comprised of panes of glass, welded steel and re-purposed wood flooring. The piece contains many of the furnishings of a functional domicile but remains ambiguous about its habitability.”

Glass House Kitchen
Kitchen Sink and Stove Top

“Extensively re- configured and evolved from its original manifestation at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX, Fischer’s Good Weather (Glass House) vacillates between utilitarian architecture and fine art object, reconstituting industrial-strength detritus with the outward appearance of fragile elegance.”

Glass House Bedroom
Sleeping Area

Stairs Decending from Sleeping Area
Stairs Descending from Sleeping Area

Living here in NYC, where everyone is always trying to out-do each other when it comes making the most with the smallest living space possible, I was intrigued by this structure and enjoyed walking through it to imagine what it might be like if you could actually live in it.

Work Area Below Bed
Work Area Below Bed

There is no doubt that exploring the structure stimulates the imagination and inspires a sense of adventure. Highly Recommended!

Rob Fischer’s Good Weather (Glass House) will be on Exhibit through April 19th, 2014 at Derek Eller Gallery, Located at 615 West 27th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Rear View of Glass House

Dogeyeguy and Cateyeguy By Kenny Scharf

Dog and Cat By Kenny Scharf
Photo By Gail

These cute and quirky sculptures by Kenny Scharf are on sale in the PK Skop by Paul Kasmin, West 27th Street Between 10th and 11th Avenues. $150 Each, Limited Edition of 2500.

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Assignment

Pink Assignment Logo on Jumpsuit Back

On our way to last night’s opening reception at Bold Hype on West 27th Street, we came upon the collaborative art duo known as Pink Assignment (Mariangeles Soto-Diaz and Claudia Sbrissa) who were putting up an installation of hot pink satin ribbons tied in web-like fashion between the support poles of a sidewalk construction overhang. We stopped to say Hello.

Pink Arrangement Pink Ribbon Public Work

Speaking briefly with Mariangeles – who, dressed in her awesome pink jumpsuit, was super friendly and enthusiastic at the prospect of being the featured Pink Thing of The Day here on The Gig – I learned that Pink Assignment is all about giving public visibility and supporting women’s issues using the language of abstraction. In other words, without getting in anyone’s face. We can get behind that.

Mariangeles and Claudia of Pink Arrangement
Mariangeles and Claudia (In Pink Jumpsuits, Left to Right) are Pink Assignment

The participatory performance/installation using Pink Ribbon along 27th Street was the outdoor portion of the duo’s debut work, Pull Up, taking place at the Soho 20 Chelsea Gallery (547 West 27th St. Suite 301). To culminate the performance, Pink Assignment connected the outside and inside of the gallery by taking a very long pink ribbon line up the staircase, all the way to the gallery on the third floor. The inside of the gallery had a site-specific installation connecting ceiling, floor and walls also using hot pink satin ribbon, creating a three-dimensional maze-like drawing in space. Festive, inviting and political, the ribbon line structures of the project can be interpreted as struggle but negotiated with creative ease, a mode of building and reveling in the complexity of pink. The performance by Pink Assignment is part of the Savoir-Faire 2012 – the fourth annual performance series featuring women artists curated by Soho20 Chelsea Gallery director Jenn Dierdorf.

Pink Assignment Gallery Install
Photo Above Courtesy of Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

Find out more about what’s next for Pink Assignment by visiting Mariangeles’ Website and Claudia’s Website.