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The Impending Spring - Wix Gallery Opening


Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

The Impending Spring - Wix Gallery Opening

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The Impending Spring

In her largest installation to date, masking tape artist and Wix user Kayt Hester will transform Wix.com's NYC Wix Lounge into a beautiful springtime retreat. Hester will cover the space’s 300 square foot glass conference room with elaborate flora and fauna, all constructed with strips of masking tape. 

Hester's installation will be complimented by dance on Thursday, February 6th, 6-9pm, with a special performance by fellow Wix user Kyla Ernst-Alper, whose choreography will be inspired by Hester's images.
Her one-of-a kind pictures combine photo-realism with collage. Each hand-crafted piece is the result of a labor-intensive proces fragments layer-upon-layer onto the canvas or glass until the image she desires is formed.

Hester will be installing her work in the conference room January 27-31, and all Wix Lounge visitors will be able to watch her progress. The main exhibition will feature 5 of her masking tape on canvas pieces, all for sale, with subjects that will range from cicadas to cowgirls. 

Hester attended The Fashion Institute of Technology and then became a still-life photographer for publications such as Scholastic Magazine and J. Crew. She left her photography career shortly after 9/11 and began using leftover darkroom tape as a creative outlet to weave her interpretation of people and events on canvas.

Hester’s masking tape art was discovered by a Jersey City gallery owner when she brought her portfolio to a meeting. Tucked in the bag were two small pieces of tape art that had been placed there weeks prior for safekeeping. The curator enthusiastically encouraged Hester to do more of masking tape art and to bring the pieces in for consideration.
She has since gone on to be featured in both Nylon and Bust Magazine and awarded solo art shows throughout NYC and Jersey City.
Kyla moved to NYC at the age of 16 to dance for a contemporary ballet company, and has since performed all over the world with a number of critically acclaimed dance companies. She is a versatile artist, performing a wide range of dance styles in the traditional concert dance arena, the underground performance scene, and everything in between. In her early twenties she began a parallel career in video and television production. These days she produces interactive dance projects, videos of all kinds, and performs with several different dance and aerial companies as well as in her own work. Kyla is also digital content producer at Global Square, a new cultural center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter - @kygwen - for her performance schedule. 

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Wix Lounge
235 West 23rd Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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