LMAKbooks&design is excited about the upcoming exhibition Wrapping which will transform the gallery into a lush landscape of giftwrapping paper designed by six artists:
Josh Egnew, Kate Hawkins, Alissa Polan, Carlos Rigau, David B. Smith and Allie Yacina.
The artists have created a variety of giftwrapping papers: Allie Yacina undertook the impressive job to hand-paint 10 rolls of giftwrap for the show; Josh Egnew exchanged skin for paper and created his iconic tattoo motives; Alissa Polan extended her practice of collage, photography and sculpture in which she examines society’s proclivity to equate nature with consumption, affluence and capitalism to gift wrapping paper; Kate Hawkins created an important series of gift wrapping paper, titled Protect the Pots which alludes to ideas of broken civilizations. David B. Smith creates fabric-based photo-sculpture that explores fantasy, loss, commodity, and connection in American culture and for the exhibition he translated this into giftwrapping paper; with a great sense of humor Carlos Rigau addressed the socio-political structures in our society by reviving a now deceased emoji on his giftwrapping paper.
The show will run from December 3 until the 24th. There will a reception for the artists on December 6 from 6-8 pm. On Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23 there will be the possibility to have your (last minute) present wrapped onsite in one of the artists’ giftwrapping papers. During the duration of the exhibition there will be the possibility to purchase rolls or sheets of giftwrapping paper and if time allows your present will be wrapped en-scene. We encourage pre-orders, visit our site: www.lmakbooksanddesign.com to place your order.
For press inquiries, please contact Louky Keijsers Koning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 255 9707.