Celebrate the debut of Viewing Station, an interactive artwork by Richard Galpin with a talk by the artist. Viewing Station allows park visitors to look through a viewing apparatus lined up with a metal screen from which geometric shapes have been cut. The combination of these two devices will give visitors an altered, abstracted view from the High Line. One of the wonderful experiences the High Line has provided to visitors is a new vista of Manhattan. Similarly, Galpin’s artwork will offer a novel reconsideration of our surroundings.
High Line Art Talk
May 7, 2010
Reception: 6:30 PM; Talk: 7:30 PM
Chelsea Market Passage, on the High Line between West 15th and 16th Streets
Richard Galpin (b. 1975, England) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Hales Gallery, London (2011); Galeria Leme, San Paulo, Brazil (2010); Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis (2008); Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2008); and Roebling Hall, New York (2005). Group exhibitions include Malborough, Chelsea, New York (2011); Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee (2010); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2010); and the British Museum, London (2007).
This High Line Art Commission is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art Commissions are made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.