Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ICFF Events 2012

The 24th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, May 19 -22nd.
Normally I attend ICFF showrooms uptown and the A & D Building, on 59th St.
This year I stayed downtown and covered Soho, Tribeca and Chelsea.

Gandia Blasco's event was the "pearl" of the ICFF parties, I attended.
Furniture to lounge on, a smoking hot Jazz band, exceptional wines
and great hors d'oeuvres. 

52 Greene Street, NYC

Christina Defreitas and Co-worker of Gandia Blasco.

Melissa Aldana Quartet, Management@UamJAZZ.Com


The showroom is spacious and it wasn't overly packed with people.

Yours truly with the beautiful & talented saxaphonist.


Gagganau came prepared with Star Chef Michou, plus an array of wine, refrigerators and electric stove tops, for the quintessential seafood tasting.

B & B Italia

Carmenza in the House

Japanese artist painter, Hideki, was right at home and mingling.


The Lovely's of BoConcept



Metropolis Magazine and Snohetta Architecture & Landscape

Friday, May 18, 2012

Haunch of Venison Gallery

Haunch of Venison, offers up two interesting artists.
A Project Room by Marlene Mocquet, features new work by the artist.
It includes four paintings and two ceramic works.
The exhibition opened Thursday May 17th and will run through June 16th.
concurrent with a solo exhibition at the gallery by Japanese artist
Chihara Shiota.

                           Hunch of Venison, 550 West 21st street, NYC.

Mocquet's works depict whimsical fantasy of childlike beings and creatures,
the paintings morph into a macabre, phantasm world, induced hallucination.

"Someone left the cake out in the rain, I don't think that I can take it,
cause it took so long to bake it and I'll never have that recipe, again, oh no."
                                            Jimmy Webb

Mocquet's paintings and ceramics are remenisant of Gahan Wilson cartoons.

        "The Trumpeting of the Paint" is a modest nine inches high and
features a diaphanous figure gathering apples in a candy-colored landscape.

Chiharu Shiota

Shiota's "boxed" thread works, encapsulate personal found objects,
in black thread. Shiota's exhibition will run concurrently at the gallery
with Projectroom by Marlene Mocquet.

Shiota's large scale window installations, made entirely of found window
frames from East Berlin.

The windows are salvaged and recycled from demolition sites, deserted
buildings etc. are layered and combined to create a hollow structures lit from

               Page Sullivan and Gillian Maslow enjoyed the exhibition.