By Terry Trucco
You’ don’t see many art galleries amidst the relentless array of shops, restaurants and bars in the Meatpacking District. (You don’t see many butchers, either, but that’s another story.)
So score one for the Shop at the Standard High Line NYC. This amusingly curated emporia sells hotel requisites like toothpaste, contact lens solution and magazines (a blend of American and foreign) but also showcases the work of contemporary artists. Besides stocking the shop with art that doesn’t cost a fortune – artist Ryan McGinness produced a deck of cards — featured participants paint the windows.
Window art means the artist has to show up to put brush – or marker – to glass. We chanced by the Standard on Wednesday just as Tomoko Sugimoto, a Brooklyn artist and illustrator by way of Tokyo, was transforming the windows for her show “Through the Looking-Glass, and What I Found There,” on view through January 2013. (more…)