Louis Kahn Inspired Art: The Unique Show at Gallery RIVAA

Art Inspired by Louis Kahn: Last year, Louis Kahn’s “era defining” architecture earned a show at the Design Museum of London. For 2019, it’s Roosevelt Island’s Gallery RIVAA, and Kahn’s influence on contemporary art.

By David Stone

Roosevelt Island News

Art Inspired by Louis Kahn
Inversions is up at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, until November 11th: Details

Photo credit: all pictures courtesy of Tad Sudol, Gallery RIVAA

Contemporary art inspired by Louis Kahn is the focus of Inversions, a fresh look at his wider influence.

Kahn designed FDR Four Freedoms Park, a peaceful, slopping city retreat. His mark on Roosevelt Island is a blissful tribute to our greatest president. But this show takes an original look that won’t be forgotten.

Art inspired by Louis Kahn, opening night.
Opening night for the exhibit of Kahn’s influence on contemporary art drew an active crowd of admirers.

In 1974, Kahn died of a heart attack in a restroom at Penn Station in Manhattan. In his pocket, they found his design for Four Freedoms Park, and it anchored him on Roosevelt Island.

Art inspired by Louis Kahn
As for the art, sometimes the most appropriate response is just awe.
Surprising angles that tickle the imagination appear throughout Kahn’s architecture.
Art inspired by Louis Kahn looks like play, bending and turning like a child’s mind, but with discipline.
Art is the life of the party, and it brings people together. Louis Kahn’s art runs a straight line through diversity.

Inversions: Contemporary Art Inspired by Louis Kahn is on view at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York until November 10th.

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 6-9pm;  Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm 
Contact: info@mwprojects.art 

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