Ethnic Heritage Gallery

700 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor Lobby

Current Exhibition

Sharon Egretta Sutton

City Life On and Off the Grid

January 14 - April 13, 2015

Orthogonal grids are ubiquitous in the cityscape. Right angles appear in the layout of streets, in the materials of building facades, in the seating of restaurants, in the books of libraries, and even in the mobile devices of urbanites. Grids are efficient because orthogonal elements can be easily stacked, multiplied, and substituted one for the other; they can be excitingly elegant or boringly graceless. The images in this show are explorations in the exciting elegance of grids.