Ernesto Neto at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Ernesto Neto at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

The new Ernesto Neto show ‘Slow iss good’ opened tonight at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

Brazilian born, Neto is well-known for his ability to transform sculpture in to an interactive and moving experience for the viewer. This show focuses on his new material obsession – crochet. Yes that’s right it’s not about old ladies anymore, as Neto takes this form and blows it up to a monumental scale.

Ernesto Neto at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

His colourful crochet circles are attached together to create these amazing gallery specific pieces with bouncy ball filled walkways, which hang beautifully from the ceilings. As with many Neto exhibitions, these works are meant to be experienced, so take your shoes off, pull yourself up, balance yourself on the crochet covered balls and view the world from a different perspective.

Once there, experience the calmness as you float above the gallery floor. It’s an incredible reminder that the simple things in life are the best.

Ernesto Neto at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

It’s an amazing show, so get there soon to see it. It closes on 25 May 2012.

For more information visit the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

Richard Serra: Junction / Cycle Exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New York

Richard Serra: Junction / Cycle Exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New YorkThe Gagosian Gallery has a new exhibition of Richard Serra’s monumental sculpture. Designed to make you interact in the spaceĀ andĀ force you to walk around the gallery according to the sculpture, this is an incredible show.

Go to walk through the sculptures and be amazed by their height and power. Serra is quoted:

‘I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct’.

The two works on show ‘Junction’ (2011) and ‘Cycle’ (2010) are both made of weatherproof steel. The exhibition is open until Saturday 26 November 2011.

For more information visit Gagosian Gallery.