Two Art Exhibits Launch at 125 Maiden Lane in Lower Manhattan

Time Equities Inc.Art-in-Buildings just launched its newest exhibition in the atrium and lobby of 125 Maiden Lane in Lower Manhattan. After several months of renovations post-Hurricane Sandy, the 125 Maiden Lane lobby is complete and now has two art installations in place. To celebrate, Time Equities Art-in-Buildings is hosting an opening reception with the artists on Wednesday, September 18th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We would love to have you attend. I also thought you might be interested in writing about these exhibits and the untraditional gallery space.

The first exhibit is a monumental installation, Hang Up, first shown at DODGEgallery, NY located in the Maiden Lane atrium. For this space, the artist Carolyn Salas has reconfigured the multi-paneled work to respond to the parameters of the atrium at 125 Maiden Lane. Hang Up is not easily defined; it is simultaneously a painting, sculpture, and site-responsive installation.

In the lobby, Allen Glatter’s aluminum sculptures, Smoke and Screaming Target, gracefully undulate, warp and radically change depending on point of view. The sculptures reference the artist’s harmonigraph drawings, a Victorian-era device for making automatic drawings based on musical theory.

Time Equities created the Art-in-Buildings program to enrich the experience of their properties for the public and their tenants. The innovative program brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for building occupants, residents, and their guests.

Information about Carolyn Salas: Hang Up

Hang Up is a monumental installation first shown at DODGEgallery, NY. For this exhibition, Salas has reconfigured the multi-paneled work to respond to the parameters of the atrium at 125 Maiden Lane. Hang Up is not easily defined; it is simultaneously a painting, sculpture, and site-responsive installation. Constructed of six suspended 20-foot panels of unwoven, dyed canvas, Hang Up both defines and divides the space. The panels expose and obstruct, relate and contrast, puddle and spill across the marble structure on which they come to rest. The carefully placed panels give a viewer a wholly new experience depending on their vantage point. Hang Up provides a counter-point to lower Manhattan’s frenzy and draws attention to the atrium as a transitional space between the street and office.

Carolyn Salas was born in Hollywood and lives and works in Brooklyn. She received an MFA from CUNY Hunter College in 2005. Selected museum and gallery exhibitions include, DODGEgallery, NY; Dimensions Variable, Miami; Kate Werble Gallery, NY; BRIC Rotunda Gallery, NY; Abrons Art Center, NY; The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Casey Kaplan, NY; and The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA among many others. Salas has recently completed residency programs at the New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation and Fountainhead, FL.

Information about Allen Glatter: Smoke and Screaming Target.

Allen Glatter’s aluminum sculptures gracefully undulate, warp and radically change depending on point of view. The sculptures reference the artist’s harmonigraph drawings, a Victorian-era device for making automatic drawings based on musical theory. The fusion of Victorian pop-technology and slick hyper-modern materials results in a body of conceptually rigorous work. Glatter’s early sculptures translated his drawings into three dimensions; his new works move away from direct interpretation and utilize the drawings as reference points rather than blueprints. The sculptures are nuanced, understated and reward close looking. Glatter installed the works to encourage viewers to walk fully around the sculptures and encounter their many facets.

Allen Glatter received a BFA from Pratt Institute and lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has recently been exhibited in the 2012 DUMBO Arts Festival, NY; 2012 Chesterwood Summer Exhibition, Stockbridge, MA; and was the subject of a one-person exhibition at Rawson Projects, NY. This fall, Glatter will install a large outdoor work in DUMBO in collaboration with Department of Transportation Public Projects.

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