Carpenters Workshop Gallery
693 Fifth Avenue NY 10022
Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York is pleased to present A Selection of Important Works. The exhibition showcases pieces from the gallery’s most accomplished artists, and will run from 10 February – 2 April 2022.
Leading the show is the Verhoeven Twins’ Lectori Salutem desk, seen for the first time with a gold finish. Each leg of the sweeping desk displays the profile of a woman, a tribute to a shared lover of the Dutch duo. Her features, captured in detailed contours, are pulled from end to end of the desk as if the twins still compete over her affections.
Also included is Wonmin Park’s Haze Table Long, which is shown for the first time in New York. The South Korean artist’s resin Haze series renders abstract and minimal art in three dimensions. The tables’ colourful clean-line form looks Memphis-esque, but viewed from above pays homage to the colour-field canvases of Mark Rothko.
Vladimir Kagan, Ingrid Donat and Paul Cocksedge also contribute significant pieces. Kagan’s Annecy Sofa adds a modernist touch to the otherwise ultra-contemporary show, and Donat references the golden paintings of Gustav Klimt in her bronze Cabinet Klimt. Paul Cocksedge combines glass heated to the point of liquidation with stone pillars in his Slump Console Concrete.
The exhibition also includes seminal works by Vincenzo de Cotiis, DRIFT, Aldo Bakker, Karl Lagerfeld, Roger Herman, Frederik Molenschot, Najla El Zein, Nacho Carbonell, Aki+Arnaud Cooren, Johanna Grawunder, Robert Stadler and Charles Trevelyan.