Cast Iron is a gallery exhibition hosted by Emma Scully at the Emma Scully Gallery on 16 East 79th Street in New York City from May 13th to June 25th. Emma commissioned eight artists from around the world to digitally design exclusive furniture, lighting or décor, which Scully then handled production with the help of OK Foundry, a fourth generation foundry in Virginia.
Each of the digital pieces were made from cast iron, the epitome of the 19th century. Scully wanted to connect the origins of the material with the new digital hyperconnectivity of design ideas.
The aim of the exhibition was to challenge the relationship between designer, gallery and buyer and to propose alternative models to minimize the environmental impact of production and sales. Scully presented herself in a historic gallery space on the Upper East Side and redesigned the interior with the help of wallpaper projects that applied her wallpaper Patina Study N1 to the primary gallery wall.
Participating artists include: Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Tellurico, Brecht Wright Gander, Faissal El-Malak, Bradley L. Bowers, Ryan Decker, Charlotte Kingsnorth, and Nel Verbeke.
Photography by Chris Mottalini.