Whenever I go to Chelsea, I come away inspired. But absence makes the heart grow fonder and it’s been way too long. Then again, gallery season just started, so it’s a perfect time to reacquaint. And boy did this season start well. Just have a look at Calma up above. His Novo Mundo show at the Jonathan Levine is jaw dropping. Here are a few more December shows that remind me why I love Chelsea:
Zaha Hadid’s installations at 169 10th Ave and Sonnabend (respectively):
The Art of Babar at Mary Ryan ignites memories of the fabulous space elephants of childhood:
Peter Callesen’s “Folded Thoughts” paper sculptures:
Shag’s underwater room as part of his Voyeur show:
Perfect Strangers provides these “dare not go in” freakazoid human-headed beasts:
Hope to hit Chelsea a lot more often in the new year. Art inspiration can’t wait another 300 days (and neither can Billy’s). See you in 2009!