Solo exhibition at Gallery 66 in Wilton, Ct.

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Gallery 66 presents a solo exhibition of artist Cannon Hersey. The work combines photography with antique silk collected from Hersey’s many forays through Asia, accented with hand-made bronze frames.The photographs were taken by Hersey in China, India, Mongolia, Tibet and Nepal. The fabric elements utilized include an antique Chinese jacket, a 19th-century hand-printed Tibetan blanket, a Shanghai Tang jacket, and contemporary Indian silk.

Works from the Silk Route series have been exhibited at institutions and galleries in New York City, Houston and Sao Paolo, including Lincoln Center, NYU, Vassar College, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Daniel Sandoval Contemporary, Octavio and the Sao Paulo Bienale. Silk Route works are in the collections of Marilyn Oshman, Joachim Esteve, Jim Figura, K Patricia Thrane, Felicia Murray, Judy Morris, Ruth Seikevitz and Stanley Stern.

Also on display will be select silk-screens, photo etchings and Hersey’s collaborations ProShapeRX with South African artist, Samson Mnisi. Mnisi has exhibited at the Austin Museum of Art, Museum for African Art, Berkley College, Vassar College, and NYU in the US; and Museum Africa, Jo’bert Art Gallery, Johannesburg Art Foundation, Pretoria Art Museum and the Market Theater in South Africa. Mnisi’s work is in the collections of BMW, Dell Computer, Vodacom, Rand Merchant Bank, Joubert Art Museum, Museum Africa, Museum for African Art, Vassar College and Yale University.

The evening will also showcase the work of furniture designer Gregory Clark, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.  Clark’s designs have been acquired by fashion designer Robert Graham for his flagship boutique store, Calvin Klein, Keith Richards, NBC executives Bob Wright and Bonnie Hammer and recently displayed at Art Basel Miami. Recent shows include the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the Architectural Digest Show, and the Philadelphia Fine Furnishings Exhibition.

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