On Friday evening April 8th lower Manhattan seemed more like SoHo as art lovers flocked to the opening night reception of artist/sculptor Eleanora Kupencow’s Body Parts exhibition at Anderson Contemporary at 180 Maiden Lane, New York NY 10038.
Eleanora Kupencow and Cindy Farkas
Over 200 attendees packed the absolutely stunning space that is Anderson Contemporary and reveled in the superbly designed exhibition, presented by Susan Davis Eley, that perfectly highlighted the joy and movement inherent in Kupencow’s work. Guests enjoyed a stunning selection of wine and Prosecco generously provided by Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd. and the scrumptious hors d’oeuvres were prepared and presented by Maiden Lane Hospitality in association with Bobby Van’s, which is planning a new location at the 180 Maiden Lane property this spring.
Notables joining Eleanora Kupencow, Susan Davis Eley, and gallery owner Ronni Anderson, were Vadim Prokhorov, Marcia Gomides, Cindy Farkas Glanzrock, Joey Ice, Melony Hope Greenberg, Floyd Landis, Elaine Keane, Isa Arez, Priscilla Silverman, Stanley Kozaczka, Grazyna Kozaczka, Lucy Ofiesh, Hannah Elwell, Jane Seaman, Leslie Middlebrook, Steve Kaplan, Charles Chromow, Monica Huselius, Mercedeh Mirshamsi, Guillermo Silberman, Chris Bellino, Kimberly Sun, Kariley Famer, David Sturner, Chris Martin, Clara Schumacher, Alexandria Hecht, Hannah Hecht, Scotto Mycklebust, Amy Kool, John Scott, Aubrey Reuben, Sheila Katzman, Josy Capkun, Clarissa Diniz, Erica Dingman, Bozena Massey, Jessica Davidson, and William Van Dullemen, among numerous others.
Eleanora Kupencow, ElaineKeane, Isa Arez and Priscilla Silverman
Kupencow’s first solo show since her extraordinary 2011 Italian exhibition at Galerie Pananti in Florence, the Anderson Contemporary exhibition, April 8 – May 1, 2016, features a selection of recent paintings, sculptures, and “Fun Seetz” (sculptures for sitting, reclining and climbing). Some of the pieces included in this exhibition are the paintings “Acrobats” depicting active figures seemingly defying gravity, “Noah’s Ark” a multi-piece painting featuring creatures great and small, each living in a little painted cage all their own, and “Diamond in a Square” a large, very bold painting in gold, silver, black and white, among dozens of others. Two very large pieces of Kupencow sculpture featured in the show are “The Interfacing Couple” and “Jitterbugs,” along with18 sculptural “Maquettes” captured in motion and contained in two large plexi-glass cases. The two “Fun Seetz” on display are “Dash Hound” and “Fat Cat.”
Ms. Kupencow’s paintings, intrinsically related to her sculpture in color, form, theme and scale, feature the common elements of joy and movement. Kupencow’s sculptures, “Horsing Around the Arrows of Time,” were first installed at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza (2008-2009), and then at The Pearl Street Triangle in Dumbo, Brooklyn (2009-2010), and are now permanently installed at The Children’s Museum of the East End, in Bridgehampton, NY (2014).
“Horsing Around the Arrows of Time”
Other Kupencow sculptures can be viewed at the LongHouse Preserve gardens in East Hampton, The Romany Kramoris Gallery, in Sag Harbor, NY, and The White Room Gallery, in Bridgehampton, NY. Six of her “Fun Seetz” (sculptures for sitting, reclining and climbing) are permanently installed at a pedestrian plaza on Old Fulton Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
For more information about the Gallery please go to: www.AndersonContemporary.com.
For more information on Eleanora Kupencow go to: www.eleanorakupencow.com