I recently embarked on a helicopter ride above the southern tip and western side of Manhattan.
All three bridges over the East River came into view. A half bucolic Central Park, half bustling midtown, with chopper’s-eye-view of downtown and a departing ferry.
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Cadet Chapel – a modern relic designed as part of the USAFA’s master plan by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the late 1950s – is comprised of 17 aluminum clad spires exhaustively spaced by slivers of colored glass.
The aluminum and stained glass shell contrast sharply in material with the sparse, arid Colorado climate – yet retain the warmth and heat of the desert like atmosphere.
Offering a break from the repetitive exterior, alternating glass slivers diffuse multi-colored light onto the interior worship space.
In addition to running SOFTlab, Michael Szivos also teaches an exhibition class at Pratt’s GAUD with Carrie McKnelly. This year the students created a pretty amazing installation to highlight the past year’s work at Pratt.
Additional shots below!
Dave Kim had a birthday this year, just like last year, but this time he invited a few friends to make a visit to Storm King Art Center a few miles up the Hudson River. Though the season was extended to unseasonably warm weather, the leaves had dropped, revealing all the beautiful sculptures ready for some Fuji Superia 400.
Alexander Calder, “The Arch”
SOFTlab and The Lake & Stars have teamed up for this year’s installment of BOFFO. Check out the opening on 11.11.11 at 57 Walker Street!
Nuit Blanche put together an amazing event again this year in Greenpoint Brooklyn. They managed to fill every surface of 4 neighborhood blocks with light, sound and performance by over 60 artists. Although the evening started and ended with rain, the entire neighborhood was packed with enthusiastic visitors ready to check out every piece.
Raphaele Shirley Light Cloud on a Bender
Click through to view some of the amazing work.
SOFTlab is at it again with their latest installation in Nolita. I stopped by to check out the installation for the first time and grab a few photos.
Extra Moenia marks the Northern entrance to the San Gennero festival and of course it delivers the same playful mix of color, form and context as a typical SOFTlab project. Check our more photos after the break.
On the hottest day of the year its finally appropriate to post a series of photos I shot at a sculpture studio Greenpoint. I was introduced to Brett Tetro right as he was about to melt down some AK-47s– to transform into high class jewelry. The mangled metal bits of machine guns arrive from Africa out of the hands of villains and into the hands of an artist.
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With new branding and a new website by SoftLAB it was time to commission handmade business cards to let everyone know whats up with Alan Tansey. My friend and Greenpoint neighbor Mark Herschede has a fine print studio down the street called Haven Press. He’s located in the GMDC a few blocks from my loft so I stopped by while he was printing my cards.
A bit of riding, a bit of product shots, a lot of fun. A few days upstate makes for an excellent weekend. Kyle of D’emploi invited me to model/photograph/hang out in Salem, NY for a weekend which happened to correspond with a kick ass iron pour at a sculpture studio. The trees had started to turn fairly early for late September on the East coast–but I wasn’t disappointed that fall was here…