An article in The New York Times this week talks about the “SoHoification” of the Lower East Side. It’s referring to the glut of new galleries in the neighborhood. I visited one of these galleries last week. Gallery Satori’s inaugural exhibition, Unreal City, features work from twelve emerging artists that explores the perpetually changing urban landscape.
Highlights include Stephanie Costello’s pen and ink drawing of a deteriorating landscape filled with tattered flags and ribbons.
Cosme Herrera’s drawing, New Forests II, uses minimal elements to create a complex space. A wood grain vinyl sits starkly on top of a white sheet of paper. The horizontal line of the grain contrasts with the organic, root-like structure in the foreground, while the vertical grain emphasizes the lines of one point perspective that the wall-like structures follow.
The show is open until July 27th. Gallery Satori is located at 164 Stanton Street in Manhattan.