Telluride Inside... And Out Visits New York's High Line

IMGP0711 The "High Line" in Telluride is a favorite local hike along the Sneffels range. In New York, "High Line" refers to the 1.45 mile section of the former elevated freight railroad of the West Side Line, along the lower west side of town, redesigned and planted as a greenway. Thursday, October 22, was a reminder of the glories of Indian summer, a picture-perfect day to walk New York's High Line and trawl the galleries in Chelsea with friends, just before the weather turned cold and wet.

IMGP0706 En route to the High Line, we passed Jim Kempner Fine Art, 501 West 23 Street, featuring the work of sculptor Carole Feuerman. Feuerman is a descendant of George Segal and Duane Hanson, a hyperrealist whose life-sized and monumental painted cast-resin figures are on display at Kempner, the artist's first New York gallery show in 10 years. Buff and cut, Feurerman's bathers represent the ideal of the male and female form, exuding the health and vitality of Telluride locals. Beyond facticity is the mystical dimension of the work: Each painted sculpture represents a sign of the zodiac.

IMGP0709 The High Line is a must-see on any visit to the Big Apple. Views of the Chelsea Pier include an office building, which turns out to be a Frank Gehry glass marvel suggesting the shape of a ship.

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