Posts Tagged 'art'

embracing stillness_lin yan



Current installation in the Flatiron Gallery.

(image by: vivien chin)

roller girl


This made me smile. At 66th street Lincoln Center subway stop on 1,2,3 line

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cutting dream_xin song


New paper art installation at the Flatiron Gallery. “Cutting Dream” by Xin Song.

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super kitty


Super Kitty to the rescue. Fan art from the recent Hello Kitty Art Show on Broome Street.

(image by: vivien chin)

paper handbags

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paper handbag_03

Giant paper handbags in the Louis Vuitton Window displays on 5th Ave previously.

(images by: vivien chin)

kitty takes a ride




On my ride home today…S train between Grand Central and Times Square is donned with cartoons of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, including Hello Kitty in her plane.


(images by: vivien chin)

discovering columbus_decor

The living room decor at the Discovering Columbus Installation.


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discovering columbus_pop wallpaper

Pink pop culture wallpaper covering the walls of the Discovering Columbus Installation.  Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, Elvis, The Empire State Building…..


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discovering columbus_statuesque walk around

Christopher Columbus as the centerpiece of this installation by Tatzu Nishi.  It was pretty awesome to be sitting in a living room built around a statue that is typically out of reach by everyone except the pigeons.  No touching however. Here are some views as I take a lap around the statue.  Detail shots in upcoming posts.


(images by: vivien chin)

discovering columbus_the approach

A rare opportunity to get up close to the Christopher Columbus Statue at Columbus Circle which stands on top of a tall column pedestal out of reach on any other day.  Tatzu Nishi built a living room around the statue of Columbus for everyone to sit, relax and admire the statue and the great views of the Upper West Side and Central Park.  Here are views of the approach to the installation–a little room atop scaffolding that is equally as geometrically cool as what is inside.  The exhibit is free.  Tickets available online.  The exhibit is ongoing until November 18th and I highly recommend going if you have time!  See other posts for interior shots.

UPDATE: open for 2 extra weeks due to popular demand!

(images by: vivien chin)

_gerri davis

A beautiful piece by Gerri Davis.  Amazing movement captured

An excerpt from this year’s Gowanus Ballroom Art Show


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I imagine water gushing out from the balloon…

Excerpt from the Gowanus Ballroom Art Show this year.


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big kastenmann_erwin wurm

“Big Kastenmann” by Erwin Wurm on display below the Highline near the southern entrance.


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stripes + david

Stripes! A new take on the statue of David in the Meatpacking district.

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kusama + yellow trees

Yayoi Kusama’s “Yellow Trees” as a construction barricade in the Meatpacking District.


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dancers_nancy spero

Detail shots of Nancy Spero’s “Artemis, Acrobats, Divas, and Dancers” Mosaic Tile piece in the Lincoln Center subway stop on the 1, 2, 3 train.

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egyptians_nancy spero

Detail shots of Nancy Spero’s “Artemis, Acrobats, Divas, and Dancers” Mosaic Tile piece in the Lincoln Center subway stop on the 1, 2, 3 train.

(images by: vivien chin)

acrobats_nancy spero

Detail shots of Nancy Spero’s “Artemis, Acrobats, Divas, and Dancers” Mosaic Tile piece in the Lincoln Center subway stop on the 1, 2, 3 train.

(images by: vivien chin)

divas_nancy spero

Detail shots of Nancy Spero “Artemis, Acrobats, Divas, and Dancers” Mosaic Tile piece in the Lincoln Center subway stop on the 1, 2, 3 train.

(images by: vivien chin)

color pop dog_romero britto


The new sculpture by Romero Britto in front of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle

(image by: vivien chin)

randomland_rebecca riley

“Randomland” currently on display in the gallery at the Flatiron Building.


(images by: vivien chin)

gallery hopping

A viewing from the Chelsea galleries


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union square sand art


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doze green_luminosity in the dark rift




Loving the colors and forms.

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eric white_transmission


Some really beautiful pieces from the “Transmission” show

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1000+ cranes of light






Just submitted a proposal for the Nuit Blanche 2012 Bring to Light Festival along the Brooklyn Waterfront with Artist/Architect Raylene Gorum and Lighting Designer Paul Hudson.  The above images are some of the items from the submission as well as partial full scale mock up with colored to study the light and reflective qualities of each deconstructed “crane” on itself and architectural space.  The site we chose was an old rope factory in Greenpoint Brooklyn.  Wish us luck in winning a final spot in the Festival!  Here is a description of our installation:

“1000+ Cranes of Light”
Proposal for Nuit Blanche 2012
Bring to Light festival of illuminated installations on the Brooklyn waterfront
by Raylene Gorum, Vivien Chin + Paul Hudson

We are proposing an installation for the breezeway at 67 West Street that uses physical materials and form to articulate the light and highlight the unique architectural properties of this specific site.  This installation will take the general form of a flock of shiny origami cranes suspended on fishing wire rising up from the ground floor of the alleyway through the 4 story balconies above.  They will be made out of highly reflective mylar which will be bathed in colored light and animate the alley in shimmering watery reflections.  The effect will be that of a wall of light shattered into dynamic prisms.  The details will reveal what those in theatrical lighting refer to as a “revelation of form”.

The “flock” starts at the ground level with the first steps of the origami fold.  The pieces/birds increase in complexity as the flock rises through the four balconies above until it finally takes its finished bird form.  The resulting three-dimensional “fabric” is composed of permuations of this modular bird base and weaves through the balcony side of the breezeway.  It’s an homage to both the poetry of flight and the process of construction/deconstuction.

Contrast is key here – these cranes will act as beacons of colorful flittering light in an otherwise compressed and low-lit space.  The piece itself is at once massive (22′ wide and over 60′ high) and massless (being made of feather weight materials and defying gravity).  We also understand that many of the other installations will be large streetside projections and offer this as a delicately constructed analog counterpoint to be discovered in the intimate setting of this unique industrial breezeway.

(images by vivien chin, raylene gorum, & paul hudson)



The elevator at Treasure & Bond.

(image by: vivien chin)

yayoi kusama_lv


Yayoi Kusama & Louis Vuitton collaboration in SOHO. A hint of what’s to come at the Whitney Museum. En route to the Whitney to check the exhibit out now. Can’t wait! Pattern city!

(image by: vivien chin)

untitled_’82_keith haring


An excerpt from Keith Haring’s “untitled” completed in 1982 that wraps around 3 walls. Currently showing at the MOMA.

(image by: vivien chin)

welcome to beacon

Welcome to Beacon, NY.  Walking to Dia:Beacon Museum


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One of my favorite Murakami pieces on display at the MOMA.

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atrabiliarios_doris salcedo




Eerie and intriguing. Shoes in plywood niches with sheepskin and animal fiber thread. Sewn to the wall. Really cool. Currently displayed at the MOMA.

(images by: vivien chin)

art + metal + bklyn



Awesome storefront of 4th State metal fabrication shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cool guys. Hope to work with them more.

(image by: vivien chin)

desk view: sand art


The sand artist is back! Haven’t seen him in awhile. Impressive as always

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steel & light


Light peeking through a Richard Serra piece at Dia: Beacon.

beacon: garden_irwin


Gardens at Dia: Beacon by Robert Irwin. Sunrays looking heavenly. Josh captured at the end of the path during his visit to NYC last week with Andy.

(image by: vivien chin)

flying black & white @ the new


Current lobby art at the New Museum.

(image by: vivien chin)

underwater ink

Beautiful ink floating through water by Alberto Seveso.  Lovely!


(images from colossal)


the bear cat


“the bear cat” by Peter Woytuk at 67th St. & Broadway

(image by: vivien chin)

a kiwi


“a kiwi” by Peter Woytuk. Sculpture at 72nd and Broadway. Part of Woytuk’s sculpture series along Broadway.

(image by: vivien chin)

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