365 – A Year in Cups by Gwyneth Leech

Sep

14-18

2013

Sat & Sun 12pm - 3pm, Mon 11am - 2pm, Tue & Wed 4pm - 7pm

Free Event

http://www.anthropologie.eu

http://www.gwynethleech.com/

Installation

New York City artist Gwyneth Leech will be working in Anthropologie's Regent Street store windows, adding to an installation of expressively hand-drawn & painted paper coffee cups - her signature artistic medium. Come along to see Gwyneth at work, taking inspiration from the street scene before her.

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."

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