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Autumn/Winter 2022 Collection

Ulla Johnson’s Fall/Winter 2022 show unfurls within The New York Public Library’s venerated 5th Avenue lobby, an iconic space of grand proportion that creates a serene, marble-clad moment of respite amidst the city’s electric landscape. A soulful performance by PawPaw Rod sets the tone, as a gently smoldering aroma created by Astier de Villatte wafts through the air, conjuring wild grasses, parched wood, and red earth. Floral clouds of mimosa by Emily Thompson are juxtaposed against surrealist organic sculptures by Alma Allen, with the monumental symmetry of the library’s hallowed walls. Allen’s artworks—uncanny shapes in walnut and Persian travertine—echo Johnson’s artistic vision in their shared connection to the instinctive, curvilinear shapes of nature’s emergent design.

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