Hang Up is a monumental installation first shown at DODGEgallery, NY. For this exhibition, Salas has reconfigured the multi-paneled work to respond to the parameters of the atrium at 125 Maiden Lane. Hang Up is not easily defined; it is simultaneously a painting, sculpture, and site-responsive installation. Constructed of six suspended 20-foot panels of unwoven, dyed canvas, Hang Up both defines and divides the space. The panels expose and obstruct, relate and contrast, puddle and spill across the marble structure on which they come to rest. The carefully placed panels give a viewer a wholly new experience depending on their vantage point. Hang Up provides a counter-point to lower Manhattan's frenzy and draws attention to the atrium as a transitional space between the street and office.
Hang Up is curated by Jennie Lamensdorf and sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.Download Press Release