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
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.
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.
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