Experiencing the Void’ / digital print, 48.3 x 33 cm / Artwork © Julien de Smedt Architects (JDS)

EXHIBITION Contemplating the Void : Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum
LOCATION Guggenheim Museum, New York
PROJECT Experiencing the Void
DESIGN JDS Architects
DURATION February 12–April 28, 2010

One of two hundred high-profile international artists and designers invited to submit concepts for intervention into the Guggenheim Museum, Julien de Smedt Architects proposal fills the multi-storey void with spiraling trampoline netting. This and other concept renders, which throw practicality to the wind in favour of stimulating imagination, the  will be on display at the Guggenheim from this Friday.

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Guggenheim Museum | Contemplating the Void

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Viewfinder | Kevin Osmond

8 February, 2010

Kevin Osmond / FLOW – DRIPSCAPE NO. 4, 2009 / 794 beech wood spheres, glass fibre rods, turquoise nylon flock, MDF, aluminium, paint

ARTIST Kevin Osmond
LOCATION Davidson Contemporary Gallery, New York
OPENING Thursday, February 11th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
DURATION February 11 – March 19, 2010

Meticulous and experimental, Kevin Osmond transforms the mundane into the mesmeric, providing an escape from the realities of everyday life into an idyllic universe. In his forthcoming exhibition, Viewfinder, Osmond creates visionary ‘scapes’ and explosive structures, using simple materials, in an attempt to depict the energy in the world around us. Osmond builds up complexity and interrelation from the repetition and adaptation of simple forms. Influenced by landscape and space, his work explores a gamut of different phenomena such as cloud formations, water droplets, topographical configurations, celestial explosions and galaxies, as if seen through a viewfinder. Osmond often creates naturally kinetic sculpture, for example, Constellation series gently revolves as it responds to the natural flow of air through its structure. He has a strong interest in the representation of space, and this interest has not only been represented in sculpture, but in two-dimensional works on paper, such as the Stargazer series (image), an investigation of galaxies in space through meticulous and meditative drawing.

Kevin Osmond /
CONSTELLATION NO. 4, 2009 /2mm glass fiber rods, wooden spheres, nail lacquer, nylon thread / 48 cm Variable spherical shape

Kevin Osmond / CHOPSTICK CLUSTER, 2006 / Chopsticks, colored nail varnish / 170 cm diameter

High Line New York

8 September, 2009

Spencer Finch, The River That Runs Both Ways

ARTIST Spencer Finch
ARTWORK The River That Runs Both Ways
ARCHITECTS Diller Scofi dio + Renfro
LIGHTING CONSULTANTS L’Observatoire International
YEAR 2009 (Phase I) with projected completion 2010

Built in the 1930s, the High Line was erected to ease the congestion between freight and pedestrian transport along New York City’s Westside. It stands 30 feet in the air and has just been reclaimed into a public park after over 25 years of disuse.

Landscape Architects Field Operations with architects Diller Scofi dio+ Renfro create a spectacular elevated park honoring the railway’s past and provide residents and visitors a unique setting to lounge and view the happening of lower Manhattan’s street life. Importantly, the project honors is setting-running through one of NYC’s most prominent arts corridors-and established a vibrant public art program creating a rotating site-specific installation series.