Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Marc Newsom at Gagosian

Marc Newsom, Nickle Surfboard, 2006
A grand gallery gesture even for Fashion Week: now on view at Gagosian Chelsea, Australian designer Marc Newsom is exhibiting works focused on human and mechanical locomotion in the exhibit, Transport, now through October 16th.
These sleek, ultra-cool works mix power and pleasure with extreme-design, making the proverbial line between art and design as skinny as a Guy Laroche model. Newsom, who lives in London, has mined this field for over 20 years, producing some of the design world's most ambitious and forward thinking works among them EADS Astrium Space-Jet (2007) designed for commercial space tourism; Kelvin40 (2003), a concept jet named after Tarkovsky's protagonist in Solaris; and maybe the coolest sneakers ever, Zvezdochaka, the Nike trainer (2004), designed for Russian cosmonauts in the International Space Station.

Add this to your roster of Fall must-sees in Manhattan.                                                JMG

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