Left to right: Ryan Serhant, Jennifer Alese (Nest Seekers International), Morris Adjmi. Photo credit: Scott Rudd Events, courtesy Morris Adjmi Architects
Every four months, architect Morris Adjmi hosts an art exhibit opening night party with art displayed throughout his office and vestibule. His purpose is threefold: to liven up the office space, to inspire his staff and to introduce artists to developers. Previous shows have highlighted the works of New York City painter Lyle Starr, Swedish silicone artist Matthias Van Arkel, and Dutch landscape photographer Saskia Boelsums.
Adjmi says that he often looks to the art more than architecture for inspirations because, “Art is becoming more important and more a part of all of our lives…You buy what you like but it’s the history of art and how it influences our culture that makes it really important.”
Left to right: Chris Taylor (Creative Director of Interiors, MA), Alan Hill (Alan Hill Design). Photo credit: Scott Rudd Events, courtesy Morris Adjmi Architects
Rugged art and Adjmi enthusiasts braved NYC’s first snowstorm to attend Thursday night’s art opening. The opening night parties are always greatly anticipated not only for the art reveal but mixologist Toby Cecchini creates custom art-inspired cocktails to serve at the event.
Left to right: Sophie Muschel-Horton, Bonnie-Kate Walker (Future Green Studio, Designers). Photo credit: Scott Rudd Events, courtesy Morris Adjmi Architects
Second from the right: David Seiter (Principal and Design Director, Future Green Studio).Photo credit: Scott Rudd Events, courtesy Morris Adjmi Architects
Photo credit: Scott Rudd Events, courtesy Morris Adjmi Architects: Exhibition opening
Photo credit: Michelle Sinclair Colman
The current art on display, by Future Green Studio entitled “Sections of the Anthropocene,” runs from November 15, 2018 – March 1, 2019. The exhibit explores the impact of human habitat on the earth’s surface through observation, extractions and imagined realities that expose the condition of the urban substrate. Photography and “anthropogenic ecologies,” which are hard, impervious surfaces of our roads, lots, and buildings, and the compacted soil beneath that have transformed our atmosphere, displaced plants and animals are on display. The goal of the art (and Future Green Studio) is a hopeful effort to present a new connection to the urban condition and the impact of our footprint.