Authentic Invention: ‘Stray Light Grey’ at Marlboro Chelsea

NEW YORK—The asbestos-filled electrical room above is an art installation. For the past six weeks, Marlboro Gallery Chelsea, ordinarily a large open space with a lofty ceilings, was transformed into a warren of rooms representing a perverse version of New York’s underworld. Connected through the busted out walls of a residential bathroom and an off-track betting parlor, and a couple of staircases, the architectural installations were remarkably authentic, recalling the 1970s and 80s, with a little ghetto and asbestos thrown in.

Conjured by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, “Stray Light Grey,” was on view through yesterday, from Sept. 13 to Oct. 27, 2012.

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