Rawson Projects

7 May

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Allen Glatter: Toro

Opening reception: Thursday May 7, 6–7:30 PM

On view at Ahearn Park now through March 20, 2016

Allen Glatter’s abstract steel sculpture Toro is now on view at Ahearn Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side at the intersection of Grand St. and East Broadway. Exhibited in cooperation with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, this will be the first temporary public art installation in Ahearn Park, which is one of New York City’s oldest parks.

“At first sight, the sculpture of Allen Glatter might appear to be a literal take on Paul Klee’s remark that a drawing is simply a line going on a walk. Each work, including Toro, takes the form of a continuous curve zigzagging through space, rising from the ground to above eye level and traversing the better part of a gallery room, or in the case of the outdoor work, a sidewalk.

Constructed from seamlessly joined steel tubing, uniform in diameter, the freestanding sculptures simultaneously gather and perforate the spaces around them. Walking around the work produces a pleasant feeling that seems to derive from a rhythm of anticipation and surprise; despite the few formal elements involved, the overall experience varies radically from one vantage point to another. Each sculpture has a definite axis, and when viewed in that direction, the piece tends to open up into a number of loop windows. Though there are many changes of direction in its path, the curve is less of a meandering walk than a sequence of turns, an itinerary.” – Excerpted from a text by Philip Ording

This exhibit is sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts.

For more information about the installation click here.

Allen Glatter received a BFA from Pratt Institute and lives and works in Brooklyn. In the summer of 2013, he installed his first large-scale outdoor sculpture Tally-Ho at the intersection of York and Front Streets in Dumbo, Brooklyn as part of the New York City Department of Transportation Arterventions Program. Additionally, his work has been exhibited at the 2012 Dumbo Arts Festival, NY; Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA; NADA Hudson, Hudson NY; Model Theoriesat fordPROJECT, NY; and was the subject of the one-person exhibition Trots and Bonnie at Rawson Projects, NY.

For more information please contact the gallery at info@rawsonprojects.com or call 212 256 0379


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