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Ford Galaxie

Servane Mary, Jacob Kassay and Olivier Mosset
February 15 - February 17, 2013
Artists Reception: Friday, February 15, 6 - 8 pm

New York City - 18 Wooster St @ Swiss Institute

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Ford Galaxie
Servane Mary, Jacob Kassay and Olivier Mosset

February 16 - February 17, 2013
Artist Reception: Friday, February 15, 6 - 8 pm
Discussion: Saturday February 16, 2pm

The 1964 Ford Galaxie was the first of the big performance Fords with bucket seats, console, and posh interior trim. This custom model features a stripped body by Jacob Kassay. Visible are all welding, dents, and scars of the metallic substructure. Detailing continues to the inside of the Galaxie, retrofitted by Olivier Mosset and Servane Mary. Here, the monochromatic carpets on the passenger and driver sides are formally similar to Mosset’s minimal canvases. The overall patterned upholstery designed by Servane Mary visually complements the flooring. Appropriating an image of a flag on fire, Mary has installed the fabric with the flame beginning at the nose of the vehicle and extending to its back on both the seats and headliner. The Galaxie is noted for its historical interest, luxury, refinement, race image-rub-off, robust construction, and straight-line performance.

On February 16 at 2pm, artists Servane Mary, Jacob Kassay, and Olivier Mosset are getting together to discuss the project Ford Galaxie with SI Director Gianni Jetzer. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: rsvp@swissinstitute.net

The Ford Galaxie will be on view from February 16 - 17, 2013 , noon–6pm