On Tuesday June 11th we'll be celebrating the opening of Tess Michalik's show, The Progress of Love. Tess's work moves me. Her paintings are layered and the paint is thick. She gestures toward decorative interiors: wallpapers and elaborate finishes, sometimes explicitly and sometimes more impressionistically. The paintings are luxurious and rich while expressing both freedom and claustrophobia. I adore them. I want to eat them.
I hope you come see for yourself.. as much as they reproduce beautifully, and they do, they are so much better in person.
As an added bonus, and also a stylistic counterpoint, we will also be joined by Althea Simons and her collection, Grammar NYC. Althea makes crisp white, and occasionally black, shirts out of organic cotton. They are manufactured here in NY and fulfill all my minimalist dreams: elegant in their simplicity, fresh and clean.