Reclining Colonnade, 2018
One New York Plaza, New York City
Curated by Tom Kotik
From the press release:
The imposing black colonnade that anchors the façade of One New York Plaza is the inspiration behind Lauren Clay’s latest installation Reclining Colonnade. Clay has re-imagined the reductive black columns freed of their burden. Instead they are colorful organic shapes that float aimlessly on an imaginary horizon. Utilizing the art of perspective and illusion in her printed vinyl works, she playfully fools the eye, revealing new aspects to the architecture we see every day and might take for granted. The fanciful floating columns transform One New York Plaza’s glass façade into a vibrant sky, full of imagination and possibility. It’s this simple gesture that can inspire us all to see the familiar in a new light.