Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr
Wallpaper, Embroidery, Drawings and Photography
Opening Reception Thursday November 12, 2009, 6 to 9 pm
“The Salon at Sundown,” a multi-media exhibition, features new works by artists Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr. Turner’s major work reinvents the ancient design known as damask into a dazzling, detailed wallpaper of over 60,000 hand applied, individual stickers. No two sections of wallpaper are alike.
Kaspr’s meticulous and intricate embroideries with tongue-in-cheek themes, reinterprets this venerable medium of embellishment into works wholly new and contemporary. While both artists share a love for textiles, design, and vintage motifs, they also work in other media. Turner’s new drawings also form part of the exhibit, as do Kaspr’s latest works in color photography.
The ambitious melding of artistic forms in “The Salon at Sundown” gives the audience a unique opportunity to explore the multiple visions of the artists, an engaging mix of the enduring and the contemporary.
On view through December 31st.
Reception to include hors d’oeuvres from Alex Raij & Eder Montero
“Background Music to and Opening” composed by Henri Honne Wells & Juan Comas
Leffot is proud to offer what we consider to be a fine assortment of footwear and accessories but we are equally interested in presenting art for the enjoyment of those in New York and beyond.
Our newest art installation is looking absolutely incredible. A collaboration between artist Robin Joy and origami artist Sok Song is a very unique and special installation. Robin Joy is a graphic designer, and fine artist who creates intensely intricate and complicated pencil graphics that she transfers to among other things wallpaper, which she is installing in our gallery.
Sok, who has created the Holiday Tree for the Museum of Natural History in New York is creating an entire origami tree using paper printed with Robin’s graphics. The tree will have origami hands as branches. It’s difficult and complicated work and very hard to convey what an incredible impact the installation is having on our gallery space. It’s really much more amazing than I can explain and needs to be seen in person to appreciate the beauty and creativity that has been put into this exhibit.
The opening event will be hosted on February 5th from 7-9 p.m. by fashion icon and man about town Patrick McDonald. I highly recommend that you attend not just because it will be a great event, but for the incredible impact of the art itself. The exhibit will be in place until March, we invite you to come by to see a most fascinating and unique display of combined art forms.