I like my hot coffee or tea in a paper take-out cup, like millions of my fellow citizens. Even better than the contents, I like the used cup as a surface to draw and paint on. And before I begin I like to inscribe the date, location and occasion on which the beverage was consumed so that every cup becomes the record of a social moment.
Over 700 hundred of the resulting paper cup artworks are currently on show, suspended in the Prow of the historic Flatiron Building in the heart of Manhattan on 23rd Street where Fifth Avenue and Broadway intersect in New York City
Curated by Cheryl McGinnis, the art installation is called “Hypergraphia: Gwyneth Leech, the Cup Drawings, Studio in the Prow”.
I have been sitting in the windows of the Flatiron Prow five days a week since September 20, 2011 drawing and painting on ever more cups and adding them to the installation.
Now in its final month at the Flatiron in NYC, the exhibition closes on February 18th and will then move on to other public art venues in the USA and abroad.