A Sunday afternoon adventure

My friend Michah is involved with an amazing art space in Jersey City. The space had been an industrial plant in a previous incarnation . Michah and his associates had at first used it as a storage space. They discovered that artists were using the  spaces as studio spaces. They decided to transform the space into a multifaceted arts destination. You can read more about it here. Today, there was an opening so there was bus service from a gallery in the meat packing district to Jersey City.
The bus started out along the West Side Highway.
SAM_1650
We arrived in Jersey City not very long later.
Downstairs there was a video installation the blurred the lines between video and paintings.
SAM_1652
This series more than evoked Monet's water lilies.SAM_1653
We saw a fabulous collection of Richard Meier models.
SAM_1654SAM_1655SAM_1656
You just have to admire the obsessive detail that goes into building these models.

Lots of the art was pretty wonderful. I do realize though that I took very few pictures of art. I was enchanted by this wall of inks in a silk screening studio.
SAM_1657
Mostly though, I was blown away by the views from the windows. The late afternoon winter light on the industrial landscape was intoxicating.SAM_1659SAM_1660
SAM_1662
SAM_1663SAM_1667SAM_1668

I just loved how the bridge glowed orange.
SAM_1672

SAM_1673

SAM_1674

SAM_1677
After the bus dropped us back in the meat packing district we walked back to the IRT  subway on 14th Street.

On the way there we passed this.
SAM_1681
SAM_1683
Do you have any guesses about what this grand building is???
We decided to go inside. It was open.
SAM_1684
Pretty amazing, isn't it?
SAM_1685
Maybe this will give you a better idea of what this building is.
SAM_1686
This former bank is now a CVS pharmacy.
SAM_1687SAM_1688
SAM_1690SAM_1691
This is a pretty classy place to buy Tylenol.

Comments

Popular Posts