I am thrilled to be taking part in ArtPrize, the world's largest art competition, taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan,
September 24-October 12.
I will be in Grand Rapids for a week, installing 1001 coffee cup artworks, (my largest cup art installation so far!), then drawing in the window of my venue for five days, September 24-28.
Stop by to visit me then, or see my installation
any time between 9/24 and 10/12.
Harris Building, 111 South Division Avenue in Downtown, Grand Rapids.
My drawing sessions:
12 - 2 PM, 9/24, 9/25. 9/26, 9/27 and 9/28,
plus 5-7 PM, Thursday, 9/25 and Saturday, 9/27.
The dates my installation will be on view:
September 24 - October 12.
VOTE CODE: 56642
Here's the link to my ArtPrize page with more information:
I am pleased to share a new video about my working process, from Faber-Castell, whose artist-quality Pitt pens I use when I draw on my coffee cups. It was shot on location last Spring in Hell's Kitchen and in my Garment District art studio.
Click HERE to watch.
I am delighted that I will be creating my largest cup art installation to date, for the city-wide ArtPrize festival and competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan September 24th - October 12th, 2014. More details coming soon!
365: A Year in Cups is included in
TIME FRAMES MARKING TIME
May 24–June 15
55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm; Closed Mon-Tues.
A multi-media exhibition curated by Elisa Decker and Barbara Lubliner featuring 19
artists who engage time as a palpable presence. Each artwork tells its
own story, bringing attention to the temporal nature of life and
inviting contemplation and dialogue about our relationship to time.
Artists Reception: Weds, June 4, 6:00-9:00 pm
Participating Artists: Mara Alper, Fran Beallor, Stefan Beltzig, Elisa Decker, Gwen Fabricant,
Liza Folman, Tony Foster, Ellen Grossman, Valerie Huhn, Suzanne Kelser, Gwyneth Leech, Barbara Lubliner, John Mendelsohn, Elaine Norman, Jeffrey Allen Price, Ronnie Seiden-Moss, Drew Shiflett, Linda Stillman,
I will be doing two live drawing events in the gallery on Saturday, May 31, 1:00-4:00 pm and Sunday, June 15, 3:00-6:00 pm.
See you there!
48 Brattle Street
Well, London was amazing! Now I am back in New York City sorting through photos and I will be posting a detailed wrap-up soon on my blog, Gwyneth's Full Brew. In the meantime, many thanks to British film-maker, Chris Floyd, for this delightful short film. It was shot and edited just a few weeks ago while I was actually working in the window of Anthropologie in Regent Street during the London Design Festival. It really captures the moment for me. And the shoot was a lot of fun!
Image: Cup Drawings by Gwyneth Leech. Mixed media on upcycled paper coffee cups
the London Design Festival in September with an exhibition of 365 of my original cup artworks in the window of their store at 158 Regent Street.
And I will be there for five days,
from September 14 -18, drawing on cups!
If you happen to be in London then, please come on by and see me at work in the window.
Dates and times as follows:
Sat 14th & Sun 15th: 12pm - 3pm
Mon 16th: 11am - 2pm
Tue 17th & Wed 18th: 4pm - 7pm
The cup art installation will be on view 24 hours a day through October 4th.
For those of you in Scotland, I will also be doing a one day event in Edinburgh at Anthropologie's George Street store on Saturday, September 21st from 12 - 3pm with a talk at 2pm.
For the Design Festival program page click the following link:
Gwyneth Leech: 365 -A Year in Cups.
I am delighted to have created three new site specific installations in galleries in and near NYC this Spring:
"Gathering Place" , a No Longer Empty exhibition, was at 24 West 8th Street, Greenwich Village, NY
Fri -Mon 1- 7 pm, through March 23rd.
The public joined me to draw on cups, Fri, Sat, and Mon from 10 - 4 pm through 3/23.
"Diptychs, Triptcyhs and Multiple"s
City Without Walls, Newark,
Tues - Sat 12-6pm, ran through April 13th.
"Family/City Shift" at Susan Teller Gallery,
568 Broadway, 502, Tues - Sat 11-6pm, April 5 to May 11, and still open by appointment through the end of May.
this exhibition was an official part of the 2013 New Museum's Ideas City Festival.
"Cup Cascade", 365 suspended cup drawings
at City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
Read the latest posts on my blog: "Gwyneth's Full Brew: art and life in New York City, cup in hand"
I am a painter living in New York City and I draw and paint rather compulsively on paper coffee cups - the ubiquitous take-out kind. In my blog I am documenting the intersection of tea, coffee, art-making, art-seeing and daily life. I blog about family life in the city, exhibitions I go to, artists I meet, things I am working on in the studio, and upcycle, recycle and eco-art.
MAIN GALLERY & REBECCA COLE GALLERY
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts presents the exhibition Luxuriant Refuse curated by Melissa Grobmyer of MKG Art Management. Artists in the exhibition choose detritus as a medium, exploring ideas about consumption, creativity, and transformation. Artists include Adela Andea, Johnston Foster, Allison Foshee, Sarah Frost, Gwyneth Leech, Shawne Major, Aurora Robson, Betsabeé Romero, and Paul Villinski.
Tuesday, June 5
All are invited to an evening event with MKG Art Management on Tuesday, June 5 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Pearl.
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
6815 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281.376.6322, fax 281.376.2944
Gwyneth Leech, the Cup Drawings
Studio in the Prow
The cup drawings are at the FLATIRON BUILDING, NYC,
in the glass windows (the Prow)
where 5th Avenue and Broadway cross at 23rd Street.
I will be drawing in the windows Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 2PM
from September 20, 2011 through February 18th, 2012!
Bring me one of your own used paper coffee cups
with your name and the date you drank the beverage written on the bottom.
and I will add it to the installation.
The NYC Fashion Center presents
"Gwyneth Leech, The Cup Drawings"
An Installation of drawings on upcycled paper coffee cups.
On view Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
February 28 - April 1, 2011
I will in the window drawing and adding to the installation
every week day during the show 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Please stop by if you are in New York City,
or follow my progress on my blog at:
About the Coffee Cup Drawings
"With Leech's diverse background in painting, video, ceramics, calligraphy and printmaking, the cup series began as a casual outgrowth of her compelling urge to draw wherever she is. One day, without a sketchbook handy, Leech used what was available in the moment. The curved form, challenge of working with existing shapes, colors, and text, and the infinite possibilities of expressive variation became as addictive as the caffeinated beverage the cup once contained. In addition to raising issues of consumerism, post-consumer waste and environmental concerns the cups are essentially about what drawing is: a conversation between mark making and surface."
Gwyneth Leech will be showing her Perfect Family Portraits at
PooL Art Fair New York
Friday March 5th, 3-10 PM
Saturday March 6th, 3-10 PM
Sunday March 7th, 3-10 PM
Friday March 5th
6-10 PM - Vernissage
7 E 27th Street
New York City
Family event and portrait drawing workshop for children this Saturday 1/23, 12-2PM
at Art at First
First Presbyterian Church,
5th Avenue between 11th and 12th Street
New York City
The exhibition includes a new series of family portraits focusing on hands
to express relationships which transcend the politics of race, religion and gender.
Remaining exhibition dates:
Friday, January 22
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 23
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, January 27
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 29
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 1st
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Use the 5th Avenue entrance to the building on the downtown side of the church
and go upstairs to the Great Hall.