Yvette Cohen
Basta Pasta, the RestaurantMain Dining RoomOver the BarDetail of the Left WallLeft WallFar Left CornerColor StreamsShoji Cloud, QuadriptychTowards the BackroomBackroom GazingColor Streams, Behind Center Wall Panel The Open Kitchen of Basta PastaSwimming on Air #7
an Installation for Basta Pasta
Much of my work is intended for
site-specific installations. Artwork
is created specifically for a particular
space or room. Every square inch of
the space is measured out before I go
to the drawing board, to consider the
use of the space, the people, the mood.
Walking into a space, we see everything,
without seeing one thing in particular.
The art is a natural fit. It does not
overwhelm. It belongs here.

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Basta Pasta is the renowned Japanese-Italian
restaurant in the heart of the Flatiron district
of New York City, known for its sophisticated
design clientele. This installation takes the
viewer through the space, to experience joy,
playfulness, and curiosity. How can this
artwork, that mounts flat on the wall, appear
to float in space? The entire restaurant
becomes the canvas as you see artwork
over the bar, over the pastry chef, on the
sidewalls, and in the back room.

On site Spring 2017.