New work by artist Mark Gagnon is currently featured in Bergdorf Goodman’s 5th avenue windows. This installation is Gagnon’s fifth for Bergdorf’s over the past decade. The 5-window display consists of numerous resin coated paper mache objects. These pieces blur the line between drawing and sculpture, retaining their hand-made origin. Their whimsical painted textures and bold graphic quality create a distinct world that belongs to Gagnon alone. At first glance, the sculptures appear to be porcelain or ceramic objects, but in fact they are lightweight, and made mostly from recycled materials.
Bergdorf Goodman’s window designer David Hoey believes that the store’s window venue is a natural fit for Gagnon’s sensibilities. “We love Gagnon’s fearless abandon, his eccentric color sensibility, his unmistakable handiwork. What a thrill to juxtapose this with fashion that we selected from our 2nd and 3rd floors just for the occasion.”
Says Gagnon: “Being commissioned by Bergdorf Goodman allows me to experiment and push creative boundaries. This project has taken over a year to come to fruition. I truly enjoy creative problem-solving, with my sleeves rolled up, working with my hands. For years, I have bounced around the creative world taking on challenges and coming up with solutions and learning new techniques”.
Mark Gagnon currently lives in lower Manhattan. You can also find his work currently on display in New York City at Emily Thompson Flowers.
Photographed by Ricky Zehavi © 2014begin slideshow