Tiny, 3D-Printed Sculptures Pop Up at Chelsea Waterside Park
for a Second There

May 17, 2013 | Kyle Chayka

Avoiding much of art fair season havoc, some of us may found ourselves at Chelsea Waterside Park when for a few hours on May 10th, the park featured a collection of curious, unique 3D-printed objects, each designed by a group of artists. Concurrently, the objects were offered for sale via the Shapeways website, a service that allows customers to upload their own custom designed shapes and have them 3d-printed for a small fee in a material of their choice. This particular collection of work was specifically printed in white plastic, to mimic the form of “compacted snow.”

The “Open Shape” a project was produced by Jasper Spicero. This the project’s first exhibition in New York, in collaboration with London-based contemporary art gallery Composing Rooms. Among the artists is Alex Mackin Dolan, a young sculptor with an upcoming residency at the Park Avenue Armory.

While 3D-printing is still a very young medium for artists to be using effectively, it’s clear that the objects in the show could not have been produced in any other way. (Photos: Kyle Petreycik/ANIMALNewYork)