The concept of "shoes" was more inspiration than guideline at Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes.
The 60 pairs on display now through Feb. 13 atParasol Projects Gallery(208 Bowery)aren’t exactly meant to be worn — they aim to “defy space, anatomy and gravity,” according to the organizers.
Created by students and alumni of Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the projects include 3D-printed shoes, a work by Kobi Levi who counts Lady Gaga among his clients, a pair of heels crystalized in Dead Sea salt, and more works of art made from unusual materials including glass, metal, wood and even porcelain.
The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.