A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ernesto Neto: Slow iis Good

At last, an art exhibit that you won't have to keep your kids from touching or even climbing on.  In fact you can take your shoes off and climb right on in with them.  The Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, presents his new sculptures at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, in an exhibit called "Slow iis Good."  The sculptures were hand crocheted  by a group of women in a small village in Brazil.  Made from of polypropylene and polyester cord, they hang from the ceiling and are filled with small plastic balls at the bottom to form a path.  You and your kids can sit and admire at the beautiful soft structures and their vibrant colors or just enjoy a walk within its form.  There are also other pieces on the second floor of the gallery that are like swings and large hammocks. The sculptures are very soothing to hangout in and you'll be tempted to take a nap. Slow is definitely good.  Perfect for all.  Only three people in the sculptures at a time.
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 West 21st
Top image: "The Island Bird," 2012  Ernesto Neto
Right image: "Sun Lits Life, Let the Sun," 2012 Ernesto Neto