Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Above is a photo that I took of JULIA MANDLE's chalk shoes on exhibit at the LEO KESTING GALLERY (May 15-21) when I visited the Meat Packing District last Sunday. Below is Mandle's photo used to promote the exhibit. Julia Mandle is a Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist. Last April 30, Mandle led 30 students from the NYC Lab School wearing her signature "chalk shoes" in a performance of large-scale, public street drawing by scuffing the chalk shoes along the paths they will take to the High Line. The High Line is New York's elevated park built on a former freight rail viaduct, set to open later this year. Mandle's project is commissioned by Friends of the High Line, highlighting the future public access points of the High Line, and drew connections between the neighborhood and the new park.

Leo Kesting Gallery is located at 812 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District. Shoes used in the performance and a video documenting the project are on view. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The exhibition coincides with the Meatpacking District Design Week.

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