Where to buy...Ernesto Neto
Ernesto Neto’s works leave you hanging. Influenced by the Brazilian Neo-Concretists of the 1950s and ’60s, the Rio de Janeiro–born Neto has been creating unique biomorphic sculptures for almost 25 years. Neto’s latest series, “Slow iis goood,” features crocheted nets hung from the ceiling to form colorful membranes that invite physical engagement. Some of the hammock-like works encourage napping, while a larger, labyrinthine installation, The Island Bird, begs to be more vigorously explored. In either circumstance, the pieces should be seen from the inside out, granting the viewer an unusual chance to see a white-walled New York gallery from the perspective of the art. At Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W. 21st St., New York, (212) 414-4144. Prices range from $24,000 to $30,000.