We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning interior designer, Patrik Lonn, will be designing our new model apartment on the 15th floor of Citizen condominium! This floor-through home boasts both a north and south balcony, as well as a 21-foot long living room, two spacious bedrooms and two and one half baths. We can’t wait to see how Patrik transforms the space, which can be viewed in September once our sales office re-opens. Patrik’s design style pays homage to the timeless notion of the continental sophistication of early 20th century design. He infuses modern classicism with a crisp, clean, Scandinavian zest making his interiors elegant yet functional.
The beauty of living at the crossroads of Manhattan’s Chelsea and Flatiron neighborhoods is the abundance of art galleries that offer unique exhibits by emerging and seasoned artists. Citizen is your ticket to get a closer look at the thought provoking and meaningful displays around the area. A few upcoming shows that we think sound fascinating:
“Hanging by A Thread” is the latest exhibit by Pinaree Sanpitak at the Tyler Rollins Fine Art gallery. Sanpitak is a Thai artist, a powerful advocate of the exploration of the women’s experience in Southeast Asia. Her art tends to highlight the most basic forms of the female body. “Hanging by a Thread” is a reaction to the recent flooding in Bangkok, and the traditional Thai printed cotton, “Paa-Lai” used in the exhibit is the fabric used for the relief bags. Sanpitak created woven hammocks from the material, suspended in air by a thin thread. The cocoons represent nurturing, refuge and contemplation, a safe haven from precarious times. The exhibit runs until June 1.
At the Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Steve Currie’s “From an Old Drawing” is an innovative concept. Currie uses sketch lines from his old drawings to create sculptures made from wire, wood, and plastic. The exhibit takes old ideas and transforms them into something that is new, while embracing the essence of the past. Currie hopes this will show viewers that sometimes you must look back in order to move forward. The exhibit runs until June 2.
Tyler Rollins Fine Art
529 W. 20th Street #10W
New York, NY 10011
Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
More art in the park is coming soon, just down the street from Citizen! California artist Charles Long is bringing his colorful creation to Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn on May 2nd. Pet Sounds, an interactive mixed-media installation, will be the second in the series of Mad. Sq. Art’s 2012 season. Mad. Sq. Art is a free, public art program by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, which offers four exhibits of newly commissioned work from all types of artists throughout the year. Pet Sounds consists of brightly colored pipe railings, connected to create paths and ultimately converge around a common seating area. The railings then grow into blobs of different shapes and sizes. The blobs are meant to be touched, “petted,” eliciting a variety of sounds and vibrations – which is why the name Pet Sounds so appropriately fits the exhibit.
Charles Long has an interest in the uncanny, and used this as inspiration for Pet Sounds. He has taken something that is familiar and generic, such as a rail, and molded it into a physical and visual experience. Mr. Long believes that Madison Square Park’s curving pathways can highlight Pet Sounds, sparking the interest of those spending their mornings and afternoons within the park. Now that the weather is getting warmer, we can’t wait to walk those pathways and take in some free art!
Madison Square Park
Between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
23rd and 26th Streets