Former Warwick artist wages 'War Against Gravity' in NYC exhibit

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:33

NEW YORK — “War Against Gravity,” a multi-layered project based on flight by Gordon Harrison Hull, is now on view through March 21 at Anthropologie’s Rockefeller Center gallery. Hull grew up in Warwick but is now based on New York. “Taking inspiration from bees, dreams, magic carpets and the wind Hull has created an unexpected expression of his desire to fight for flight,” according the press release announcing the exhibit. An original co-founder of the multimedia creative agency Surface to Air, Hull is known for his ability to blur artistic boundaries and inject originality and soul into every project. Anthropologie, with its shared philosophy, was a natural fit to provide Hull with a platform and production support for “War Against Gravity.” War Against Gravity showcases a series of intricately handmade carpets. The boldly patterned and textured but diminutive rugs will be displayed in a layered fashion, making use of both the floor and walls of the gallery. The rugs were produced in India by highly skilled cobblers employing traditional technique, but also by combining up to 10 techniques in each rug. The collage-like atmosphere of the gallery is punctuated by another fantastical creation, a rickshaw that resembles a mirrored disco ball. It reflects the colors around it creating an ever-changing kaleidoscope of light and color. Prices range from $2,200 to $8,000. Gallery hour are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.