Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I HEART @ Leo Kesting Gallery "Guaranteed Good Works," Sept. 4-21, 2008
Forgoing the staunch wisdom of the artworld that dictates a solo exhibition of your largest star to coincide with the advent of fall, Leo Kesting Gallery presents Guaranteed Good, a presentation of New York's hottest young artists. Established artists Brian Leo, Ray Sell, Jonny Fenix and Shawn Bishop-Leo will showcase works alongside gallery newcomers such as Casey Porn, Tuffer Weidner and Donna Cleary.
"It is important that the work of rising young talent is not overlooked by the art world at a time when the market is strongest," states gallery co-director David Kesting. "The vitality of the art scene is fueled by ambitious artists who are aware of what the collector desires. Hence the title of this exhibtion."
Work from: Daniel Edwards, Jonny Fenix, Brian Leo, Ray Sell, Jason Douglas Griffin, David Meanix, Shawn Bishop-Leo, Donna Cleary, Ezra Talmatch, Seth Carnes, Sergio Coyote, Brenda Buck, Casey Porn, Lisa Kuppinger, Eric Trosko, Diane Dwyer, James Turek, Chris Georgalas, Graham Slick, Tara Deporte, Jessica Liberty, Allison Berkoy, Dave Tree, Tuffer Weidner, Nick Dyball and Lincoln Capla will be on display.
A total of 26 artists will be exhibited in this collection of stunning work. We hope you will be able to join us at the gallery's reception for the artists on Thursday September 4 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm.
From its origins as Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn, the Leo Kesting Gallery launched in 2003 and developed an aggressive campaign to introduce new figurative artists to collectors and art supporters. Leo Kesting offers the art viewing public an opportunity to see forthcoming talents in an intimate setting where undiscovered, cutting-edge artists are presented to the contemporary art scene.
Leo Kesting Gallery is located at 812 Washington St at the corner of Gansevoort in Manhattan's Meat Packing District. A, C, E, or L train to 8th Ave and 14th Street or 1,2,3 train to 14th Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 11am until 7pm.
Image: Seth Cames, iheart, mixed media on canvas, 2001