(“Little Manhattan” by Yutaka Sone at The Armory Art Show)
If you are looking for something to do on this chilly, end of Winter weekend, check out The City rendered in solid marble form at the Armory Art Show.
This sculpture, by Yutaka Sone and displayed at the David Zwirner Gallery, is crafted from one chunk of stone, and was one of the clear highlights of the festival. Of particular interest is the city map, detailed down to individual buildings. The map is perched on a “base” which echoes the deep Manhattan bedrock on which it rests. The connecting bridges are also anchored far into the earth.
The sculpture brings into light the city as one pure and monolithic form. As viewed from a distance, is acts as a mass, suggesting that the people, the places and the activities within are all interconnected.
More on the Armory Art Show can be found here: