In the frontier of New York City galleries, this project promised
the largest dedicated space in Williamsburg to date. Located on the ground
floor, large 30x30 concrete columns on a 16’-0” grid must have served the
structural grid for heavy storage well, but greatly impeded the current desire
for open, unobstructed gallery space. The program also called for a reception,
café, offices, and art storage.
The partition plan used large, gently formed arc and a floating
bar to mask the existing grid. The progression thru the space continually framed
a view just beyond. One was lead space to space by the floating planes and
partially obscured views. This also allowed for a variety of scale spaces to be
produced. Perception of the original structural grid was nearly obliterated. The
arc elongated the second gallery in the sequence beyond its real measure. The
path ended in the café area, not yet completed, just behind the entry area.