Isaiah Zagar To Preview Magic “Cathedral”

 

Photo: Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

Isaiah Zagar spreads his magic to Watkins Street | Photo: Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

  • Mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar will offer 80 guests a sneak peek tonight of the spiritual sequel to his legendary Magic Garden space on South Street, reports NewsWorks. “If the twisting grottoes of the Magic Garden can sometimes feel like a crypt, the Watkins Street building is a cathedral: the spaces are much more open, the ceiling is high, and windows allow shafts of light to rake the mirrored mosaics.” His 10,000-square-foot, yet-to-be-named corollary on the 1000 block of Watkins Street has taken him eight years, and still requires some extra work before it is ready for permanent display to the public.
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