iván navarro: heaven or las vegas
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mar 07, 2011
iván navarro: heaven or las vegas



‘heaven or las vegas’ by iván navarro

images by mark markin / courtesy of paul kasmin gallery

 

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas
paul kasmin gallery, new york
march 3rd to april 2nd, 2011

brooklyn based, chilean artist, iván navarro has created ‘heaven or las vegas’
a collection of neon light wall sculptures that are built from the floor plans of
twelve of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers, including the flatiron building
in new york and the jumeirah emirates towers in dubai.


‘rhyme, rival’ (jumeirah emirates towers, dubai)

chosen not only for their ambitious innovations in engineering and design, but
also for their historical relevance and influence, the series features western-style
structures that range in scale and span the world.


‘rhyme, rival’ (jumeirah emirates towers, dubai)

through a positioned play of mirrors and light, viewers have the experience of
looking up into the interior volumes and contours of each building. suspended
within each piece is a simple phrase – such as surrender or abandon – which echo,
like subtle commands through the illusory depth of each object. 


untitled (sears tower, chicago)


installation view of empire state building and ‘burden’ (lotte world tower, busan, south korea)


untitled (empire state building, new york city)


detail of empire state building


untitled (twin towers, new york city)


‘desert’ (columbia center, seattle)


‘want’ (citic plaza, guangzhou, china)


detail of ‘want’


‘sway’ (grand gateway, shanghai, china)


‘plunder’


detail of ‘plunder’


‘shelter’ (the center, hong kong)


detail of ‘shelter’


‘decay’ (lake point tower, chicago)


detail of ‘decay’

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