With the dream of owning a huge house comes the anticipation of an expansive back yard, where you can extend your design aesthetic into your outdoor spaces with amazing furniture. I first saw Opiary Design’s Drillium Chair at ICFF 2021; snapping a few photos and making a mental note to find out more about this exciting ‘green’ design. When I saw the chair again recently at ICFF 2022.I knew the time had come to feature it in this space, because it is just fantastic. Continue reading Eye On Design: Opiary Drillium Club Chair
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Lori Larusso’s We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow at Porter Contemporary
Porter Contemporary is currently hosting We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of new paintings by Lori Larusso — which I stopped by over the weekend and found to be completely charming.
Through shaped, acrylic panels depicting realist images of mundane objects, Larusso embarks / comments on the American Dream — and the idea of happiness being tied to external consequences — revealing symbolically and metaphorically the twist to having such an unrealistic outlook. Continue reading Lori Larusso’s We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow at Porter Contemporary
Will Ryman’s America at Paul Kasmin Gallery
This is America (All Photos By Gail)
Artist Will Ryman built a Log Cabin, painted it metallic Gold inside and out, bedazzled its interior walls with collages of gold painted car parts, railroad parts, cotton, computer parts, corn, coal, bullets, arrowheads, chains and shackles, and named the finished piece America. Today, March 30th, is the final day that you can see America on exhibit at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. Here are some photos of or what you are going to miss if you can’t make it over there by 6:00 PM.
Interior Wall Detail. The round objects on the bottom row are car gas tank caps.
Alternate Interior Wall Detail. As you can see, it is very shiny, and reminded me of walking into a Pirate’s Treasure Chest.
Paul Kasmin Gallery is Located at 515 W. 27th Street, New York, NY 10001, Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10: 00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Art Nouveau Fireplace and Mantel Piece
Attributed to Jean-Désiré Muller (French, 1877–1952), this fireplace is made of stoneware, a dense ceramic body that is highly durable. Its strong, sculptural design reflects the popularity of the Art Nouveau style in the years around 1900, when the fireplace was produced. The twisting forms of the vertical sides and the complex, curving shapes of the hair above the mask are characteristic of Art Nouveau design, which emphasized stylized, sinuous lines and commonly employed motifs from the natural world. The fireplace is signed Muller/Luneville, suggesting that it was produced by one of the Muller Brothers in the city of Lunéville, France, who are known for their production of art glass. It is believed that Désiré Muller also worked in ceramics.
Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.