Patrick Parrish has launched his gallery with a new name, new location and new exhibition – a showcase of RO/LU‘s experimental furniture, titled Surfaces …
Patrick Parrish has launched his gallery with a new name, new location and new exhibition – a showcase of RO/LU‘s experimental furniture, titled Surfaces On Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain.
After 15 years in the same location, Parrish has moved his Tribeca gallery a few blocks east and changed its name from Mondo Cane to Patrick Parrish. The new dual-level furniture and design space remains an homage to vintage modernism, featuring an eclectic assortment of pieces that range from a Frank Gehry contour chair to a Hans Bellmann tripod table. Parrish continues to feature contemporary art and design exhibitions at his showroom and selected RO/LU’s sculptural furniture pieces to kick things off.
The exhibition presents furniture pieces made from welded wire mesh that seem to become different with each step taken around them. The exhibition aligns itself with the Mono-ha movement of late 1960s Japan and aims to explore the “life of things.” In addition to the furniture, Various Projects plays a cameo role with fashion items designed with the same grid pattern as the featured objects, acting as a “meta-mirror” and establishing a poetic proximity that encourages a reinterpreted interaction.
The exhibition runs through October 4th at Patrick Parrish, 50 Lispenard Street, New York.
– Christina Thornell