We've gained many important, life-changing knowledge bombs over the last 12 months. Among them ...
1. Zoom is no substitute for genuine connection.
2. Sweatpants are really, really comfy.
3. Cutting hair isn't as easy as it looks.
4. If you're going to be staring at the same four walls for 12 months straight, they might as well be pretty.
This, then, is what New York's best-dressed homes will be wearing in 2021.
1. CHRIS MARMIER
There’s something so New York about Chris Marmier’s Photosynthesis. A panther in the urban jungle, it’s open to interpretation. But, to us, it’s full of hope and positivity.
2. CARL BARNETT
The work of New York-based Carl Barnett delves into life and the self; time and direction; where we've been; where we are; and where we're going. At times, it references the Rorschach Test – what do YOU see?
3. MARK GENS
Mark describes himself as “a queer boy who came out in New York City in the midst of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s.” That experience informs his creative process and his life. His most recent cyanotype pieces – including this one, Threshold #5 – are among his most exciting, dealing with the subjects of bondage and armor.
5. ADAM HANDLER
We’ve watched Adam’s career soar in the last couple of years – collectors can’t get enough of his work. We’re fortunate enough to have some of his latest pieces, including the hauntingly beautiful Angel Ghost In Your Eyes.
4. JULIA RIVERA
We’ve been exhibiting Julia’s work for several years and she continues to amaze us with her stunning artworks. Breathe is a 14 x 14 inch eco oil and mixed media piece that draws the viewer in with its uncompromising beauty.
6. PAT DUNIGAN
When Pat Dunigan was 17, she had a summer job working as the assistant in the advertising department of the original Abercrombie & Fitch store on Madison Avenue in New York. It was the start of her love of advertising, and she has traveled the world shooting commercials. All that time spent in airports led her to creating collages from magazines, playing with the colors, shapes, and dimensions. The resulting artworks are bold, colorful, and joyful.
7. TWIG LIPS
Oh, Twig Lips, how we love you! A self-taught, New York City-based artist, her bold colors, paired with delicate details, make for a reimagined abstraction, suggesting ideas about the relationship between nature, the metaphysical world, and art.
8. ETHAN CORNELL
The stunning Brooklyn Mistral brings to life Ethan Cornell’s lifetime interest in popular science, history, and mythology – fertile ground for exploring the malleability of memory and the fuzziness of our shared stories and facts.
9. CLAIRE PRICE
Brave Men is a gorgeous example of Claire Price’s skill with collage, and her love of what she calls “imagery I find campy, fabulous, daring, and sometimes a bit spooky.” She loves bold color, and her work is joyous, with a touch of intrigue. Who wouldn't want these splendid chaps on their wall?
10. MEGAN SUTTLES + RAINY LEHRMAN
These two incredible artists collaborated to create Static Heart, exclusively for MAISON 10’s LOVE 2021 cycle. Sculpted from wood, vinyl, plastic, and LED lights, this is a seriously bold statement piece.