Polish-born, London-based rising talent Marcin Rusak will make his U.S. solo show debut with ‘Flora Noir’ at the Twenty First Gallery in New York. The exhibition will present 11 works in the private townhouse gallery space in West Chelsea. The compendious body of work will unveil new pieces and draw from Rusak’s extant Flora collection and Waste Flower textiles.
As the son and grandson of flower growers, Rusak has long been inspired by the beauty and subtlety of the natural world. Discarded and hand-picked flower petals and greenery are suspended in resin or bound with shellac in an aesthetic exercise in the transient.
Celebrating the organic in his creative process began by reusing waste to investigate new decorative elements within everyday objects and led to a robust oeuvre ranging from research and storytelling to cultural criticism around consumption
Friday, May 12 through Friday, June 16, 2017 at Twenty First Gallery 458 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
All images: Courtesy of Marcin Rusak Studio.