The inaugural exhibition at The Boiler was on March 7, 2009. The Boiler is an additional, more expansive space that allows us to mount larger-scale sculpture, painting, and installation exhibitions. It is a former factory boiler room with 40 foot ceilings where we will also hold performances, readings and other events.
The inaugural exhibition included works by three gallery artists: Tavares Strachan, Yoon Lee, and Jonathan Schipper. We showed, for the first time in New York, an ambitious project by Strachan, “The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want (Arctic Ice Project).” The centerpiece of this installation is a 2.5 ton block of ice, brought from the arctic and kept frozen by the power of the sun in a solar powered glass freezer. (See attached press release for full details.) We also showed a dramatic twenty-foot painting by Yoon Lee and Jonathan Schipper’s “215 Points of View”—a 6-foot diameter sphere covered with 215 surveillance cameras and corresponding monitors—suspended from the ceiling.
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