Keung Caputo’s Leather-and-Baked-Enamel Furniture Art at Salon 94

Salon 94‘s Freeman’s Alley location hosts consistently intriguing programming, everything from William Wegman’s drawings from the ’70s to Betty Woodman’s ceramic sculptures. They’ve also got an interesting side focus on those working at the juncture of fine art and design–like fashion designer Rick Owens, who also makes elegant marble furniture, and Nicolas Party,  who hosted a “Dinner for 24 Dogs” in the space.

Tonight, the gallery presents their first solo show by Keung Caputo, a Swiss-based duo who are unveiling new furniture, plates, and lamps that sit happily in that space between art and design, form and function. The chairs and benches are a combination of baked enamel and painted leather; the plates, believe it or not, are also leather. It’s all rendered in a soft, vaguely ’80s-inspired palette, alternating between vivid flecks of pigment and loose, Pollackesque wormlets of color.

“The super minimal furniture feels like children’s building blocks, all about play, experimentation and exuberant color,” says Salon 94 director Jessica Witkin. “By continuing to explore texture and hue after the sand stools, Keung and Caputo blend and pour unique pigment mixes until they hit upon a new kind of experience.”

Aptly titled “Never Too Much,” the exhibition is on view through February 28.

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