CITY SIGHTS: Finding the science-art in New York area art exhibitions
By Julia Buntaine, Editor-in-Chief
New York, NY
"Space Between the Skies," a group exhibition organized by Christopher Manzione, featuring the work of Seth Cluett, John Craig Freeman, Ricky Graham, Christopher Manzione, Nicholas O'Brien, and Rachel Rossin
March 23 through May 14, 2016
Welcome to apexart. Please stand in line.
As a regular art goer in NYC, apexart's current exhibit "Space Between the Skies" diverges wonderfully from the typical gallery show in more ways than one. With the majority of pieces seen only through virtual reality headsets, or VR, the experience of the show begins with waiting in line, as if at an amusement park. Passing the time in line tweeting, taking pictures, sipping your wine, and talking to other gallery goers you stand idly, and anticipation grows.
Unlike an amusement park ride, however, this ride is a ride for one, and is one you've never seen before. Bringing a new meaning to the idea of an individualized viewing experience, "Space Between the Skies" forces a solitary experience while promoting a communal discussion post-view. Paying homage to the long-time art tradition of landscape painting, this exhibit explores the potential of virtual landscapes.