Amidst the hustle and bustle of Ludlow St in New York’s Lower East Side, lies the simplistic sanctuary that is the Richard Taittinger Gallery. Boasting 20-foot ceilings, a large skylight and bare white walls, the space is flooded with natural light - which lends the minimalistic gallery a vast and grand feel.
Intended to be a forum for new ideas in contemporary art, Richard Taittinger specifically opened downtown - instead of in prominent gallery districts uptown or in Chelsea - because Taittinger was drawn to the liveliness and freedom of LES. It is for this same spirit, that we're so proud to call LES our home.
Since its inception in March 2015, the gallery has played host to a number of exhibitions from world-renowned contemporary artists. We ducked in on a quiet afternoon to check out the latest exhibit Broken Landscape by Jorge Mayet - a Cuban artist living in Mallorca, Spain. The mesmerizing exhibit is autobiographical and comprised of sculptures of photo-realistic trees; isolated floating landscapes that act as individual allegories of the experience of being separated from one's homeland. The stillness of the Richard Taittinger Gallery becomes the perfect backdrop for Mayet's exploration of both the beauty and sadness of the diaspora experience.
Broken Landscape is on exhibit through until August 21.
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