Just in case you think Storefronts has been sitting on our hands during this holiday break, we bring you a brand-new splash of color, and a meticulously crafted installation in Chinatown, for your new year’s celebrations.
Eva Isaksen has spend the past week installing (and will spend the next six months cutting, re-hanging, and generally tweaking) her newest work at 505 5th Avenue South. Isaksen’s abstract arrangements of hand-printed papers represent a new body of work for the well-shown artist (first presented at Foster/White last year) and something of a departure. Her beautiful printings (usually front-and-center in her installed work) are almost completely hidden here, each one obscured by the next printed piece, which is obscured by the next printed piece, which is obscured by the next printed piece… The installation teases the eye as much as it pleases it, offering color, composition, and collage, but ultimately hiding more content than it shows. It’s intriguing, you could spend hours in front of it.
We’ll also be hosting a sidewalk reception for this piece, and for Hullaballoon (see below) next week on January 3, the first First Thursday of the new Mayan calendar. See you there!