The new extension of the Highline Park is open and looking down on to 26th street I saw that Alexander Gray Gallery is featuring a new exhibition by Regina Silveira, a key influencer in the development of Latin American contemporary art.
Back in 2009 I was invited to document the installation of her first exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition featured one of Silveira’s signature cut-vinyl installations. In Octopus, the gallery’s walls, windows, floor and ceiling were covered with graphic tire tracks, creating an illusion of race cars that have driven into the gallery. Playing with ideas of velocity, perspective, and trace remains, Silveira’s installation questioned the viewer’s relationship to architecture and public space, and the passage of time.
Since this reportage was pre blog life of mine, I decided to it share now and inspire you to come to Chelsea and look at her amazing work.