Gwyneth will be working in the windows of Anthropologie at the following times:
Sat 14th & Sun 15th: 12pm - 3pm
Mon 16th: 11am - 2pm
Tue 17th & Wed 18th: 4pm - 7pm
Gwyneth Leech's statement:
"I like my coffee or tea in a paper take-out cup, like millions of fellow New Yorkers. Even better than the contents, I like the used cup as a surface on which to draw and paint. And before I begin, I write on the bottom the date, location, occasion and the beverage consumed so that every cup becomes the record of a social moment.
For Anthropologie in London's Regent Street I am showing 365 of my original cup artworks, each representing a daily caffeine break. The installation makes visible largely unconscious patterns of consumption; this is what one simple take-away purchase looks like over the course of a year, this is what would usually be thrown away. It can be seen as a measure of time gone by, of money spent, of space to be taken up in a landfill.
But as I upcycle each used cup into an artwork, it becomes the measure of other things as well: an artist's regular habit of generating new ideas, a diary of time spent with friends and colleagues, and the cumulative positive effect of doing something small and manageable every day."