Sea of Green Next to the High Line

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Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012. Part of HIGH LINE BILLBOARD. Installation view, Edison Properties, West 18th Street at 10th Avenue, New York. On view August 1 – September 7, 2012. Photo: Austin Kennedy. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line..
 

Wednesday morning we braved the rain to install the latest artwork on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, our High Line Art series of installations on the 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue.

It’s a new work by Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry titled Women (065, 055). The work features two young women, both dressed alike, gazing out of two small portholes into a sea of green. Detached from any visual history or context, the image is both mesmerizing and elusive. It highlights the very act of observing and being observed and allows visitors to create their own conceptual space and visual context for the image.

HIGH LINE BILLBOARD launched in December 2011 with a work by John Baldessari, and has since featured works by Anne Collier, David Shrigley, and Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for Toilet Paper. Lassry’s work will be on view on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD through Friday, September 7, 2012.

Read more about it in the New York Observer, and follow @highlineartnyc on Twitter for art-specific news, updates, and musings.

Lassry’s work for High Line Art is also presented in advance of his exhibition and performance, Untitled (Presence), at The Kitchen, where the artist will present a new 30-minute performance and an exhibition in the institution’s upstairs space. Lassry’s exhibition at The Kitchen will be on view Friday, September 7 through Saturday, October 20, 2012; and his performances will take place Thursday, September 13 ¬ Sunday, September 16, 2012.