Letters to the Mayor at The Storefront For Art and Architecture

The Storefront for Art and Architecture is one of my favorite galleries in New York. Not only does it showcase beautiful work but it also highlights global issues that many living in the United States often overlook. (It also hosts unique interactive installations as well!) An interesting exhibition just closed on Saturday and I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to share it with you until now.

Letters to the Mayor at The Storefront For Art and Architecture

“Letters to the Mayor” was open to the public for about a month. The exhibit showcased fifty letters written by international architects to the political leaders of more than 20 cities around the world. Architects are necessary in our economy, especially in small and large cities that seem to be growing more rapidly than in the past. These letters were wonderful. Some architects expressed their concerns and desires for their growing cities and some reflected on present ideas and political views of the times.

Letters to the Mayor at The Storefront For Art and Architecture

Since the Storefront is located near my neighborhood I pass it often. I noticed the unique wallpaper covering the pivoting cement walls and doors of the space. They were a custom installation by George Vousta, whom I met at the AD Home Show this year.

Letters to the Mayor at The Storefront For Art and Architecture

 

The Storefront says this about the installation:

The wallpaper installation by George Vousta is as an investigation into the language of power, mirroring the activities commonly associated with The Mayor. Shovels, ties, microphones, bows, ribbon ceremonies and handshakes construct a pattern that in digital repeat, creates a chaotic background noise, rhythmically echoing the letters across the room. 

After learning about the ideas behind the letters I think Vousta did a fabulous job of portraying the exhibit on their custom wallpaper. It was thoughtful, well designed, and of course, attractive!

Letters to the Mayor at The Storefront For Art and Architecture

Have you visited the Storefront for Art and Architecture?

{images via Vousta}

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