Installation view, Noguchi’s tools in Kasmin Gallery

Impasse Ronsin

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
October 28, 2016 – January 14, 2017

At Paul Kasmin Gallery at New York City, The Noguchi Museum creates a special installation in the rear gallery of an exhibition devoted to the Parisian alley called l’impasse Ronsin, where numerous twentieth-century artists had their studios. The installation evokes the “Brancusi-like” studio that Noguchi established in Gentilly, just south of Paris, in 1927, after working as the Romanian sculptor’s studio assistant. The only artist to have come out of Brancusi’s studio, Noguchi had unique insights into what Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart calls “that Modernist Eden of ambiguity—where traditional craft met the avant-garde, object became indistinguishable from base, and art was life.”

Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 W. 27th Street, New York, NY.