22 E. 65th Street – New York, NY
New York, NY
David Bers Architecture
NEW AMSTERDAM original cut white oak
5/8″ X 5” X 2′ – 10′ random lengths
Prefinished with hardwax oil, voids filled
Tongue and Groove
Situated on the Upper East Side on 22 East 65th Street, Kurimanzutto New York represents an extension of the original location in Mexico City and will serve as a hub for a range of artist programs and projects both on-site and off, reinforcing the gallery’s collaborative and nomadic nature.
The first exhibit in the new space opened in May 2018, featuring a new iteration of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ ongoing series Autocontusión, which has been reimagined to activate the project space, incorporating locally-sourced materials from around the city. Autocontusión consists of a constellation of sculptures hanging from the ceiling throughout the project space. Cruzvillegas has complemented them with locally sourced, perishable and organic elements, such as cheese, bread, turmeric, ginger, molasses, lemongrass, avocados and Italian ham, to name a few. The installation forms an hourglass shape across the space with the sculptures painted green on one half and bright pink on the other: this formal attribute is an ongoing homage to Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, following his visit to the Mangueria Samba Club in Rio de Janeiro in 2004.
For their gallery at 22 E. 65th Street, Kurimanzutto consulted with David Bers Architecture to create their new space. With their expanding knowledge of building techniques, decorative arts, contemporary fine art and art history, David Bers Architecture decided to incorporate reSAWN’s NEW AMSTERDAM white oak flooring for the gallery.
NEW AMSTERDAM features the unique character and grain pattern of our original cut wide plank NORTH AMERICAN WHITE OAK – for flooring and wall cladding. Original cut is a way of cutting the log that incorporates plain sawn, rift sawn and quarter sawn grain patterns and all grades and character marks into the final product. common character marks include knots, checks, streaks and worm holes. New Amsterdam is white oak prefinished with our hardwax oil which is natural, non-toxic and 100% VOC-free. our hardwax oil produces a durable, matte finish that respects the natural look and feel of the wood.