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"Mixed Emotion", 2015 by Anna Fawcus from Con Artist Collective

Posted on July 11, 2015 by Erick Rios

"Mixed Emotion", 2015 by Anna Fawcus from Con Artist Collective Framed at Frames and StretchersThe photography "Mixed Emotion", 2015 by Anna Fawcus was custom framed at Frames and Stretchers. We went over the top with this baroque ornamented frame moulding which complements the strong  artist's statement. The piece is floating over white museum mat and topped with black Rising museum rag as well. And of course, Tru Vue museum glass to achieved amazing image clarity and conservation. 

Her work is currently on view at Con Artist Collective on Ludlow St.

Posted in Anna Fawcus, Baroque Frame, Lower East Side, Museum Glass, New Framing shop

Silkscreen of Clemente Soto Velez by artist Miguel Trelles

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Erick Rios

Clemente Soto Velez Silkscreen by artist Miguel Trelles framed at Frames and StretchersThis great silkscreen work of Clemente Soto Velez by artist Miguel Trelles was framed yesterday. We designed this framing job using all white.  The frame is from our Rivington Medium Shadow Boxes Collection. This Italian moulding from Roma is very minimalist but classy. Of course, we used all museum archival materials and UV protection glass to ensure the longevity of this cool piece of art. The collector loved it and now is hanging in his new place in East Harlem!!

Clemente Soto Velez (1905 – April 15, 1993) was a Puerto Rican nationalist, poet, journalist and activist who mentored many generations of artists in Puerto Rico and New York City. Upon his death in 1993, he left a rich legacy that contributed to the cultural, social and economic life of Puerto Ricans in New York and Latinos everywhere.

Posted in Clemente Soto Velez, Custom Framing, Lower East Side, Miguel Trelles Art, New Framing shop, silkscreen

Frames and Stretchers is the official framing partner of Van Der Plas Gallery

Posted on July 07, 2015 by Erick Rios

Frames and Stretchers are framing partners of Van der Plas Gallery
Frame and Stretchers is very excited to be the official framing partner of Van Der Plas Gallery for the Group Summer Show. This is a great jump start in the art / gallery community. We re-affirm our commitment to provide great service to artists, collectors and galleries specially in the Lower East Side, NYC.

Posted in art gallery, Lower East Side, New Framing shop, van der Plas Gallery

Frames and Stretchers opens in the Lower East Side, NYC

Posted on June 28, 2015 by Erick Rios

"A frame can significantly enhance or diminish a work of art" MT

Erick Sanchez and Miguel Trelles - Founders of Frames and Stretchers
When two visual artists became frustrated that their day jobs were no longer paying for their art but mostly for framing it, they came up with an affordable framing solution for everyone.
 
Erick Sánchez and Miguel Trelles combined Sanchez’s extensive framing expertise and Trelles’ remarkable Studio ecosystem to create Frames and Stretchers at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
 
“Frames and Stretchers offers quality custom frames that we make affordable for everyone.  We represent a unique micro art business with deep roots in the broader Lower East Side Community and we look forward to to create jobs for local area residents."

Posted in Custom Framing, Lower East Side, New Framing shop