Chelsea Gallery Hopping

A caixa de música (The music box), 2015
Last week, after 3 days of staying indoors, I decided I needed to get out of my apartment to see some art. A great lure to get me from my uptown apartment to downtown Chelsea area was the OsGemeos show "Silence of the Music" at Lehmann Maupin gallery. While I was in the area I hopped into a few other galleries to see what else is currently going on.

I've admired OsGemeos work for a while now, I've seen some of there murals around NYC and while I was at Christie's we had a few of their pieces up for auction. OsGemeos is made up of Brazillian twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo.

Their show at Lehmann Maupin is amazing!! Soo colorful, whimsical, immersive, and a bit old-fashion feeling.  This show made me feel like I was in a 1920's sideshow or a state fair. The works in the exhibition literally took over the entire gallery, you could see almost no white walls. As soon as you entered through the gallery doors you were transported into OsGemeos colorful world.

I expected a lot from this exhibition and I was not disappointed!! The show is open until Oct 22.
Enjoy the photos below. 

O Beijo (The Kiss), 2015-2016


O iluminado (The illuminated), 2015

Momentos mágicos (Magic Moments), 2015



Another noteworthy show was Ugo Rondinone: the sun at 4pm at Gladstone Gallery. Rondinone is a Swiss mixed-media artist. This was another full immersion experience kind of show, as soon as you walk in you are taken by surprise. To walk around the gallery you had to walk through the scene, weaving between rock formations. I was a little nervous about touching or knocking something over but there is actually plenty of space to move.

Below is a beautiful mural I saw while making my way around the area. It's by street artist Pixel Pancho. I love the look of this steampunk Victorian woman chillin.
You can find this at 22nd Street & 10th Avenue

The next show I'm anxiously awaiting is Kerry James Marshall at the MET Breuer. Expect a post from that show!

Shelissa

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