Collaboration with Artist Todd Gray "Cartesian Gris Gris," David Lewis Gallery, New York, New York
Peter Tolkin worked with artist Todd Gray to design a series of architectural elements for Todd’s exhibition Cartesian Gris-Gris on view at the David Lewis Gallery in New York. The elements support this photo-based exhibition addressing the heterotopic complexities of colonial and post-colonial space. Our architectural interventions consist of an “upside-down” curved wall and column covered in a translucent paper veil for Todd to draw on. The wall and column, two primary figures in the history of architecture, serve as a kind of Gris-Gris amulet hung within the white gallery space. The curved wall also loosely references the geometry of the entrance wall to Todd and sculptor Kyungmi Shin’s home in Ghana.
Project Team: Peter Tolkin, Sarah Lorenzen, Trenman Yau, Socrates Medina
In collaboration with Artist Todd Gray
Built by David Lewis Gallery
Photographs courtesy of artist and David Lewis Gallery
Photographer: Phoebe d’Heurle
Installation Shots of "Cartesian Gris Gris" at David Lewis Gallery in New York, NY . Exhibition Dates: April 30 - June 30, 2019