As an avid lover of art, I always try to take advantage of the fact that I live in a city so full and readily available inspiration on every corner. When I heard about the art walk in Chelsea last week I knew I had to attend. I had been meaning to check out several galleries in Chelsea for a while now, but kept procrastinating, this was finally my chance!
Overall impressed by the variety and concepts I took in that night, my general feeling is that there is definitely a preoccupation with the old while nostalgia reigns in concept, drawing a ton of inspiration from the way things were. Another major theme seemed to be re-purposing of old materials. I find this interesting as someone who is in tune with the undercurrents of fashion, because it seems to parallel exactly what’s happening on the streets and runways. Below is a slide of some of my favorite works, including the amazing index paper installation at Pace Gallery by Tara Donovan.
And for those interested in future art walks check out the Chelsea Art Walk site for updates.