Beth Katleman, “Sleeping Girl” (2013), “Hanging Girl” (2013), unique, porcelain and wire, 58 x 38 x 12 in each
Jennifer Trask, “Burgeon,” USA, 2012, Found 18th & 19th century Italian gilt wood fragments, 22K & 23.5 K gold leaf, antler, bone, teeth (various), epoxy resin.
Yard Sale Project, Over Easy Table, 18” H x 38” W x 24” D, Multiple woods
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TODD MERRILL STUDIO CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITING AT MASTERPIECE LONDON, JUNE 26th – JULY 3rd, 2013
Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary is honored to be exhibiting for the first time at Masterpiece London, June 26th – July 3rd, 2013. This is the third edition of Masterpiece London, which has shortly become the most prestigious arts and antiques fair in the United Kingdom and one of the top fairs in the world. Masterpiece is held on the south grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Preview will be on the 26th of June, and the fair is open to the public from June 27 through July 3.
Merrill will show the best of his Studio Contemporary artists’ new work. Merrill’s booth will feature a special selection of new works by Beth Katleman, two new wall-mounted reliefs “Sleeping Girl” (2013), “Hanging Girl” (2013), and three table-top sculptures “Lavinia” (2013), “Leda” (2013), and “Alice” (2013). Visitors to Masterpiece London will also have the opportunity to purchase Beth Katleman’s critically renowned and award-winning “Folly” (2010) but now in a new size, at 7.5’ H x 11’ W, “Demi-Folly” is made for residential installations.
Creations from Jennifer Trask, “Vestige” series (2012), “Burgeon”, “Umi” and “Limb” will also have their London debut at Masterpiece. Beth Katleman and Jennifer Trask have recently been profiled in a feature article in the Financial Times’ How To Spend It Magazine (A Great Relief, April 20, 2013). The booth will feature a compliment of spectacular pieces from the foremost furniture makers in British Isles. London based Yard Sale Project is represented by an impressive, intricate new low table, “Over Easy” (2013); two Enignum-series chairs from Joseph Walsh (2012); an impressive “5-Drawer George” chest of drawers from Gareth Neal (2013); a new bar, “Babel” (2013) from Marc Fish; and Niamh Barry’s “Fouette” Chandelier/Lighting Installation (2012).
Works by Yard Sale Project, Joseph Walsh, and Gareth Neal feature prominently in Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, open from March 19th to September 15th, 2013.
Todd Merrill 20th Century and Studio Contemporary (www.merrillantiques.com and www.studiocontemporary.com) is known for showing the best of twentieth century and contemporary design. The gallery is located at 65 Bleecker Street in New York City. Merrill, a third generation dealer, opened his business in 2000 and quickly became known for a selection of the best of post-war American studio and custom furniture, as well as outstanding European 20th-century furniture and lighting. In November 2008, Rizzoli published Merrill’s book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam, the first definitive book on late 20th Century American studio furniture. A year later, in 2009, Merrill launched Studio Contemporary to represent studio artists producing the best contemporary furniture and decorative arts.
For more information please contact Bella Neyman or Alex Clausen at (212) 673-0531 or email: [email protected] Todd