Sooo I'm tickled by the irony that my job keeps me too busy to go out visiting all the galleries that, (oh Fate, you unsavory mistress), are mere BLOCKS from my office building. I work in Chelsea. Artwork is a mere lunch break's walk away in any direction. (Save west, lest I go swimming with the extremely dirty, probably disease-stricken fishies). Anyway, for once, my job required me to go to a gallery for research purposes today. I was so thrilled. While as usual, I can't say much about the project I'm working on, I will say that I've had to research puppets and dolls a lot. I initially started working on this project about 3 years ago, and it was then that I discovered a truly amazing fabric sculpture artist named Lisa Lichtenfels. Lightly put, I'm a bit obsessed with what this artist is up to. I returned to her website today, drooling with every scroll of the mouse, and was delighted to find that she was actually exhibiting... right NOW.
I highly recommend this exhibit - it's just so impressive. I've never seen technical skill like this in my life. And while you can find some great photo documentation of her work on her website, seeing it in person, (as I find time and time again of all artists...) is just an entirely different experience unto itself. The show will only be up for another month, so check it out:
Lisa Lichtenfels: Realism in Fabric
CFM Gallery 236 West 27th Street, Suite 4F West, New York, NY 10001
Noelle Raffaele - artist