A couple of years ago, I was Saturday sashaying around NYC, probably listening to Kelly Clarkson and feeling all Fivel goes West about my life, when I found myself window shopping in the Meatpacking District. As I rambled around, I discovered a street stall setup, selling what turned out to be dope AF huge abstract canvases. It was right in front of Santina, right under the High Line where I discovered Gilbane Peck and his extra- rad neon and pastel paintings. I ended up buying a 6′ piece for myself, not knowing where it would love, but just I couldn’t live without it.
I knew I was onto something then – but fast forward two years later until I could finally make a pop-up happen with Furb teaming up with Gilbane. I know yal are going to be stoked if you can snag one of these pieces.
Gilbane creates intricate collages that almost read as sculpture, out of canvas, fabrics, paint and paper. The compositions always have just a bit of edge, and the pretty pastels are countered with day-glo oranges and electric neon yellows, making the effect equal parts happy and haunting.
He has created a series for Furbish, Everlasting Beauty, that is really exceptional. The pieces come already framed in a custom-made maple gallery frame – which I think is so key to being ready to rock and roll with a new piece of art. Ready to hang, instantly gratifying and a guaranteed refresh to a space with a bolt of bright energy.
At 17″ x 21″, plus a couple that are larger, the work is substantial to hang on its on, or it looks fantastic grouped in striking sets.
The pop-up opens today, Monday 4/12 at 12pm est. There are 30 pieces, starting at $675 – so get ready because I bet this series is gonna go fast!