Monday, September 19, 2011

The Cup Drawings Go to the Flatiron

 Cups of the Day #87 by Gwyneth Leech
Colored India ink on white paper cup 
In the Flatiron

Be careful what you wish for - it's just one of those sayings, right? 
But I understood it as I surveyed with excitement and trepidation the large windows of the Prow Art Space at the Flatiron Building on 23rd Street where Fifth Avenue and Broadway meet. 

 Cup Art Installation by Gwyneth Leech
500 drawings on upcyled paper coffee cups 
More added daily

My art dealer, Cheryl McGinnis called me a few months ago and said - "go see this space. This is where Hyerpgraphia needs to go next!" I went the very next day and I was filled with desire. What a set of windows! What a location! How great would it be to sit in these windows and draw on cups every day - at the heart of New York City, surrounded by life and the most incredible buildings. There is no telling the directions it would take my art.

And here I was, looking at my name in the window, both thrilled and terrified, and contemplating the soaring interior. Thanks to the curatorial skills of Cheryl McGinnis and the vision of Sprint, a wish is reality and it all starts now.

Surveying the curtained exhibition space before hanging, full of ideas.

A Glimpse through the curtains. These came down as soon as the cups went up.

The Cup Drawings - Studio in the Prow
was unveiled Tuesday, September 20th. 
It will be on view 24 hours a day until December 31st.

Gwyneth Leech, The Cup Drawings - Studio in the Prow
Sprint Flatiron Artspace

Gwyneth Leech will be in the space working
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 2pm
September 19 – December 31, 2011 

 Reception with the Artist: Saturday, September 24 - 11-2 pm
For the Full press release click here