The Shadow Knows

Regina Silveira, installation with vinyl

I went to Alexander Gray Associates in Chelsea to see Jack Whitten's show (and I'll have a report for you next week), but I was taken with this front-window installation by the Brazilian artist, Regina Silveira. The West Chelsea Arts Building, which houses artists studios and, more recently, galleries--including this one--faces north, so the shadow Silveira depicts in vinyl is a physical impossibility. Conceptually, of course, it's another story.

View of the gallery window from the High Line (info here and here); this image from the gallery website


Unknown said...

What a simple idea, yet such an effective response to what we often take for granted in our everyday world. Thanks for posting this Joanne.

Nancy Natale said...

Very clever! I'm sure it must have fooled a few people.