Mista Oh! and Los Galeristas highly recommend the exhibition Heaven or Las Vegas’ by Chilean artist Iván Navarro, on view at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, from March 3 to April 2, 2011.

Iván Navarro, Untitled (Empire State), 2011
Iván Navarro, Ryhme Rival (Jumereiha Emirates Tower), 2011

With lots of optical trickery, this mind-bending exhibition features fluorescent light wall sculptures based on the floor plans of twelve of the world’s best-known skyscrapers, including the Flatiron Building in New York, and leaves one asking — ‘how did he pack that building in there’?

Also check out ARTnews Magazine’s post ‘How to get inside Navarro’s neon fence’ about Navarro’s site-specific installation Amory Fence’ a neon-lit sculpture on exhibit  at this year’s Armory Show until Sunday. With 82 linear feet of cool neon-lit fencing encircling the very large and empty Paul Kasmin Gallery booth, the installation prevents viewers from entering the space and is sharply contrasted by the manic frenzied pace of the surrounding vendor booths.

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