Shifting Space 2014

Shifting Space is a collaborative site-specific installation curated by Lisbeth Murray at the ISE Cultural Foundation, consisting of two-dimensional mixed media works and integrated wall drawings by artists Krista Svalbonas and Lisa Pressman. The artists’ collaborative process began with a response to the gallery space, a muted nostalgic foyer with Art Deco light fixtures, inlaid geometric floor designs and vintage elevators. Visiting the site at various times of day, the artists documented via photography the inner and outer framework of the gallery and SoHo neighborhood to serve as the basis for their visual expression. As a result, their work refers to a wide range of imagery, such as cast iron, stone and brick facades, sleek columns, angled window frames and Art Deco patterns. Collectively their work directly reflects the continuous excavation and renovation of the urban landscape in New York.