Tuesday, 2 November 2010
November up-coming collective Exposition/Exhibition
I'm so excited by this small exhibition which I'd be showcasing at Carmen Ragosta's Boutique together with the fabulous Paris based contemporary photographer Dana Cojbuc celebrating the start of the Annual photography fair Paris Photo, from November 18th to the 21st... though for now the advertising image is the only thing all 3 of us are working on together, nonetheless I'm chuffed. I find her work to be contemporary and surreal, capturing flighty moments, yet poetic, whimsical and smart... see the pics attached.
The exhibition will be located at Carmen Ragosta's boutique. She runs on tandem as a cook and designer at her boutique/restaurant NAPOLIPARIS, yes you heard me! It's also a vegetarian restaurant that operates on occasion just below in the cave of the boutique. Carmen has retained some of the old rustic Parisien fit-outs; floor tiles in the shop with my favorite 'Trompe l'oeil' pattern(see last pic), un-painted 100 yr old cast iron railings guiding one down towards the cave, open stoned walls on all sides with many stories to tell etc. All in all, just the perfect ensemble harmonizing her creations nicely in contrast with the rustic vintage interior; as well as her use of finest fabrics of silk, linen, velvet with small surprised details of subtle pleats and folds here and there... like icing on a cake. Chocolate or black forest cake... maybe both.
So go get yourself a plane or train ticket now if you're not based in Paris... the opening is on the 16th of November 2010, starting at 6pm. You'll have both your visual and oral sensory filled with joy as The Carmen Ragosta will be serving her Italian dishes to boot!
NapoliParis (near the Canal St Martin: nearest to the Quai de Jemmapes)
8, Rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
> Metro Jacque Bonsergeant or metro Goncourt
See you there with your bib too!