Favorites from the Site Unseen Offsite

 

This year's Site Unseen Offsite was a slightly smaller production than last years. In having less designer participants, those that were there had larger spaces and collectively cultivated a more focused point of view. Our favorite booths came from a both repeat exhibitors and first-timers.

BZippy at Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club ltd Journal

Bari Ziperstein aka BZippy had an impressive presentation of her geometric, colorfully glazed ceramic pieces. Some of these objects have grown to a scale that brings them into the realm of furniture (she has in fact turned a number of them into side tables) and someone needs to give this woman a public commission because we're dying to see these forms as monumental public sculpture!

BZippy at Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club ltd Journal
BZippy at Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club ltd Journal
BZippy at Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club ltd Journal
BZippy at Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club ltd Journal

Elyse Graham was a favorite from last year and her extraordinary series of resin vessels. Each form is made of of hand-poured, colored resins that are ultimately sanded down, revealing a wonderful strata of resin layers that somehow simultaneously capture a lived past and a contemporary immediacy. Graham has a terrific process video where she creates one of her spherical vases over on her website.

Elyse Graham at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Elyse Graham at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Elyse Graham at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Elyse Graham at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal

Pieces is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based creative agency An Aesthetic Pursuit and to be honest I felt a little guilty loving it so much - there was "millennial pink" for days, glossy powder-coated geometric side tables and most perfect gridded tufted rugs you'll see. Then I decided to stop feeling guilty about how easy I was to please and just ran with it and I think I'm in love. 

Pieces at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Pieces at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Pieces at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Pieces at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal

Norway x New York is the result of a cross-cultural exchange set up by Sight Unseen’s editors. It pairs "five entrepreneurial American studios with five up-and-coming Norwegian studios, who together spent six months working long-distance on objects that utilize an American workshop for fabrication and that can be independently manufactured." The outcome was a beautiful collection of glassware, furniture, table-top items and lighting all set off by sculptural plantlife casting theatrical shadows on the loveliest teal walls you can picture.

Pieces at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Norway x New York at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
 
Pieces at the Site Unseen Offsite from the Print Club Ltd. Journal