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Gallery Hopping in Chelsea? Bring some coffee and treats.

First things first, this post is going to stray off topic just a little bit.  I am going to share with you another one of my passions.  I promise to bring it back to food at the end.  If you’re too much of a philistine (KIDDING, food is totally a good reason to skip ahead), scroll down or hit “Continue Reading” and you’ll hear my two cents about some coffee and treats in Chelsea Market.

 

A must-do for any visitor or resident of NYC is gallery hopping in Chelsea.  It boasts more than 350 art galleries, most of which are free (almost enough of a reason to go in itself).  The galleries feature both famous artists, up-and-coming artists, as well as lesser known artists.  This art district is particularly great for that reason; the juxtaposition of these artworks has always caused me to reconsider my view of art and the art world.  Before you go, be warned… SOMETIMES, you will have to wait in line to enter the gallery.  I recently waited two and a half hours (no exaggeration at all… this is why you need to bring coffee and treats with you) on a cold and rainy Friday morning for Doug Wheeler’s “Infinite Environment” exhibit at the David Zwirner gallery.

Ever wonder what it would feel like to be in the absence of space?  I actually got to experience this at the exhibit.  Using curved fiberglass, paint, and a manipulation of light, Wheeler successfully created an environment with no space.  Six people are invited each cycle to take off their shoes and enter the exhibit for the 10-minute light show.  Once you enter the installation area, you observe that the completely white room (ceilings, wall, and ground) is seemingly small.  You walk up to the very “end” of the room and pause to touch the wall ahead of you.  There’s nothing there.  Your hands literally glide through the “wall.”

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