Friends and Heroes

Two dear and formative friends just had shows open in New York.  Luisa Cevese is part of a three woman show at the Cooper Hewitt called Scraps and Roy McMakin's A Table at Garth Greenan gallery.

Roy tells me the four green tables are meant to be bought by a collector who would get and use one table, Roy would get and use a second table, a museum would receive and keep pristine the third while the fourth would be anonymously donated to a thrift store.  God I love that guy. 

The work in his show is gorgeous- often pairing found furniture with large constructions.  While I don't fully understand the relationship, I do respond.  The drop leave table in a white monolith made me tear up a little.

Luisa's show has her paired with Christina Kim of dosa, inc., and Reiko Sudo of NUNO.  All three use industrial waste with originality and surprise.

Luisa and her recycling are, of course, very dear to my heart.