Exhibition Announcements

“Baldaquin de Pury,” by Hani Rashid. Fiberglass, enamel pearlescent finish, internal steel structure.

Courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

Through 06.28.08
Atmospherics by Hani Rashid

The works on view are linked by their shared, formal exploration of objects subjected to speed and movement, such as auto bodies or aerospace prototypes. Here, Asymptote founder Hani Rashid returns to geometric forms called Motionscapes (or M-Scapes), initially produced in 2001 as digital drawings and exhibited at the ICA Philadelphia. Iterations of the M-Scape form are consistently used as building blocks for Asymptote’s larger concepts and are described by Rashid as “ambiguous bodies caught between the automotive body and the anatomical body.” This is the first time M-Scapes have been produced as physical objects for exhibition.

Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th St

Oh Chi-Gyun. Empire State, 1994. Acylic on canvas. 132x199cm.

Courtesy Chelsea Art Museum

Through 07.12.08
Oh Chi-Gyun: Defining Landscape

Over 30 large-scale paintings by this Korean artist are on view. Chi-Gyun’s subject matter includes the city, the country, flora and fauna, and sunsets. The paintings are created on found and discarded doors and windows in addition to canvas, and his painting technique involves painting directly with his hands instead of using brushes.

Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street

Installation view of Ateliers Jean Prouvé.

Museum of Modern Art

Through 03.30.09
Ateliers Jean Prouvé

MoMA is revisiting an earlier historical moment of workshop mass-production as practiced by architect and designer Jean Prouvé. This exhibition examines Prouvé’s collaborations within his Ateliers Jean Prouvé, from idea to finished product. Equipped with a skilled creative team and advanced manufacturing technologies, the Ateliers were laboratories to produce furnishings and prefabricated buildings on an industrial scale. The evolution of the “Standard” Chair is featured and includes other examples of furniture and buildings that show Prouvé’s approach to construction and handling of materials, particularly his original applications of sheet metal.

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street