Laure Peugeot Brings Us Paris Flowers In Tribeca

by THEO SABSAY · September 25, 2008

    [Photos by Zev Starr-Tambor]

    Last Saturday, artist Laure Peugeot presented her large scale oil on canvas paintings and ceramic sculptures at Zev Starr-Tambor's studio in Tribeca.  Attendees were a mix of downtown types, visiting Parisians (some of whom flew in for the show) and a few lurkers from the Upper East Side.  The paintings, detail images of flowers, painted on a large scale up to 6 feet by 7 feet, popped off the long brick walls of the studio.  As a floral painter post-Georgia O'Keefe, it is a real challenge to do images in this style.  Laure pulls it off with a slightly different perspective, and attention to detail.  Her knowledge of color and flowing brush stroke make the strongest of the pieces stand out.

    The idea for the show came over dinner in Paris about 6th months ago, when Zev visited Laure's atelier in paris and admired her work.  After a brief conversation, they spontaneously agreed to do a show.  Last week the paintings cleared customs and were uncrated and hung merely hours before the opening.  The reception was packed with people by the end of the night.  Amidst all the talk of directing short films and visiting the white sands of Lamu this winter, I hope everyone spent some time admiring the work.

    The show will be up for two more weeks, by appointment only.

    Zev Starr-Tambor