Indiewalls, in partnership with Amazon, the Seneca Group, and architectural firm WRNS Studio, is thrilled to unveil the newest art installations at Amazon's New York office, housed in the iconic Lord & Taylor building on prestigious 5th Avenue. Skillfully navigating the project from concept to completion, Indiewalls has curated a visual narrative that not only elevates the office environment but also captures Amazon's ethos of diversity and cultural homage. With a commitment to spotlighting local talent, the initiative celebrates New York City artists, drawing inspiration from the building's rich legacy. The installations at the core of the office are masterpieces in their own right. William Storms' full-height textile sculpture rises with the architecture, integrating personal stories into the space's grand chronicle. Brit Kleinman's work acts as a modern hymn to the building's textile tradition, fusing historical technique with contemporary artistry. We invite you to experience these transformative works of art, where history and innovation converge in a breathtaking display
Love, Grandma Jo
A full-height textile sculpture sweeps up the building, with each staircase landing adorned by tapestries that intertwine materials such as recycled cotton, jute, terracotta, Lucite, brass, stainless steel, eucalyptus, walnut, and acrylic. The piece, entitled 'Love, Grandma Jo,' pays homage to the artist’s grandmother and her connection to the building's legacy as a frequent Lord & Taylor patron, weaving personal history into the grand narrative of the space.
Wrapping around the two-story lounge area adjacent to the rooftop garden, the installation comprises hand-woven ropes and hand-dyed leather, complemented by steel fins. It is a vibrant celebration of texture and color, embodying the transition of ideas over time. This piece serves as an ode to the building's textile heritage, connecting historical craftsmanship with contemporary innovation.