Studio MDA

507 24th Street Gallery

303 Gallery

New York, 2013

The open gallery utilizes the structure of the High Line as its structural ceiling, with skylights on either side of the elevated platform. The gallery has no other roof, and four of the High Line columns stand within the space of the gallery, blurring the distinction between the interior and the exterior. This idea is further reinforced by a secondary ceiling envelope, a double-curved membrane which cuts through this blurred realm and mimics the mutability of a sheet blowing in the wind. This configuration, simulating one frozen moment of an object in motion, in turn blurs one's temporal and spatial consciousness: a space charged with ambiguity. While transforming the static white box into a dynamic art space, the walls remain fixed, creating a perfect canvas on which to exhibit and experience art.