The Chilean artist, Nacho Cartegena, was giving a demonstration in front of the store, slicing parts of cork with his knife and pasting them onto his new work with his glue gun. Entire corks still displaying the vineyard are used as building walls, while slivers of cork become everything from window frames and doors to grass and flower petals.
We found out that we had missed the actual exhibit, which had a lot more photos on display and included a visit by Harry Benson himself. Not wanting to miss more interesting exhibitions from this gallery, I signed up to be on the email distribution list for upcoming events.
La Casa del Habano - 141 Yorkville Ave
Liss Gallery - 140 Yorkville Avenue