Posts Tagged ‘artist’

Cups of Joy

December 3, 2011

Ever wonder what happens to all those paper coffee cups that seem to be in everyone’s hands as they walk down the street lately? Meet Gwyneth Leech, a New York City artist who is “up-cycling” used cups into works of art.

For the last few months, Leech can be found in the Prow Art Space in the iconic Flatiron Building, drawing on cups, and suspending them on wires as part of an installation called: Hypergraphia: The Cup Drawings.

Leech collects the cups after use, washes and dries them, and records the date, occasion and place on the bottom of each one.

She then uses the cup as a canvas, filling it with intricate pen + ink drawings.

The installation can be viewed 24 hours a day at the gallery, which is located at 23rd Street where 5th Avenue and Broadway meet.

Gwyneth Leech can be found drawing in the Prow windows Tuesday- Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. through February 18, 2012.

Bring her your clean, dry paper cup with your name and the date, written on the bottom, and she will add it to the installation.

What a great way to reuse, recycle and rejoice in the beauty of the holiday season!

photo: Sylvie the Camera

Larger Than Life

September 25, 2009


Faces, and the anomalies and characteristics that make each one individual have always captivated Victoria Selbach. Her strikingly modern, larger than life portraits truly capture each subject’s depth and inner beauty, as seen in her most recent body of work entitled “Friends”.

A fashion design executive currently on hiatus, Victoria has taken the opportunity to pursue her passion for painting. Her eye for color, texture and style clearly radiates in her work, as she captures the subtleties of her models. Her strong use of shadow and light, as well as scale, takes her work from the realm of traditional portraiture, into the world of contemporary art.Liv-424x291-2-1

Next up for the artist is a series of nudes, the first of which is featured in her current gallery show.

Victoria Selbach’s work can be found at Martha de Groot in Port Washington New York.

It is also featured on Absolute Arts and the artist’s own site.


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