Three Events This Weekend at The Clemente - 5/19-5/2
We are popping the champagne! Visit us this Friday and Saturday May 19th - 20th to celebrate our second year at The Clemente in the Lower East Side. We will have refreshments and may even have cake!
Friday 05/19 6-9pm
Saturday 05/20 12-6pm
We’ll be having a draw for a $200 framing gift card for one lucky visitor!
Community Talent Showcase - Spring 2017
Join us as we introduce the evocative portrait photography of Richard Cabral. Cabral’s camera captures introspective moments of personal self-discovery in stylish compositions.
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The Clemente Open Studios 2017
The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center is hosting its annual Building-Wide Visual & Performing Arts Open Studios Event on Friday, May 19th, from 6-9pm and Saturday, May 20th, from 2-9pm and will feature performance, dance and musical events. All events are FREE and open to the public.
Several weeks ago, Frames and Stretchers received a distressed call from Veronique, the director of the Art d'Aurelle Gallery. One of the glorious, massive pieces just arrived from their brilliant gallery artist, Delphine Vincent*, and it was in devastating, non-hang-worthy condition.
Shipped from France, the handcrafted oak floater frame was irreversibly warped, and it was quickly compromising the complex piece. Immediately, the F&S team set out to visit the gallery to take all necessary measurements needed to quickly replace the damaged frame. We realized this was not going to be a standard frame-replication job, as the piece itself was made of several canvasses that would have to be reinstalled with the new frame.
Within the gallery’s pressed time-frame of less than two weeks, the dedicated F&S team was able to reproduce a new copy of the original custom oak, closed-corner frame with splines and a solid oak backing. We don’t like to think of ourselves as Frame Superheroes, but we know the job was executed seamlessly and the piece made it to its show on time. Here’s what the Art d’Aurelle Gallery had to say about our team and the project:
"Our gallery Art d'Aurelle just opened on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side and we were devastated when the one of a kind custom frame of one of our pieces shipped from France arrived destroyed. Not knowing who to turn to, we found Frames and Stretchers by chance and are so lucky we did! Not only did Erick and his team do a phenomenal job on a very intricate job (frankly it looks even better now than the original one), they did it in record time with impeccable customer service. We are thrilled to now have our "go to magician" for all our framing work. He is "The Frame Whisperer"..."
The original frame was warped and compromising the artwork
The Complex Vincent's multiple-pieces artwork
The brand new handcrafted oak floater frame
*Delphine Vincent was born in and currently resides in Paris, France. The source and inspiration for her work comes from the study of psychoanalysis and a desire to connect intimately with the audience. Her pieces entail the use of monochromes, simple words, solid colors, as well as multiple canvass sizes and fonts, the combination of which is meant to evoke different reactions and an instant rapport with the viewer.