Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Saturday January 25 | Gallery@TheFalcon Reception | 4pm-6pm
The public is invited to join us for wine and small bites, and an opportunity to explore extraordinary current works from artist Michal Shapiro.
About Michal Shapiro
Chances are you have seen Michal Shapiro's work. In the hit TV series, Mad Men, her painting“Butternut” was appears on the wall of Don Draper’s office at Sterling Cooper, and became an iconic image. The Pilot episode of Mad Men utilized three Shapiro paintings; “Close Call,” “Butternut” and “Spoondance.” Only one, “Butternut” was chosen to appear in Don Draper’s office for the first three seasons.
“...Butternut has been seen by millions....It’s amazing, but also ironic, when you think how few people might actually see a piece in a gallery show by comparison.”
Shapiro's paintings work can be seen in movies (“Away WeGo,” “Trumbo”), numerous commercials and TV shows.
Ms.Shapiro attended Queens College, where professors Herbert Aach and Gerald Hahn were influential in her transition into abstraction. This solidified in the late 70’s through her exposure to the painters she met in the flourishing Soho scene - prominently, Thornton Willis. She has participated in numerous one-woman shows, and NYC group shows.
"My work is improvisational, rarely started with a planned image. The hard-looking and decision-making lead to things that consistently surprise me. I am always learning.”
Across the last fifteen years, she has been working with castaway items that do not degrade, such as discarded CDs, used wrapping paper and supermarket Styrofoam trays, transformed into abstract mosaics.
This Gallery@TheFalcon exhibition will showcase Shapiro's latest efforts in recycled media, including a series on the theme of a "Carrick Bend" (knot), as well as numerous collages and mosaics.