There is a feeling of festive minimalism in the air at Tony Feher’s latest exhibition entitled Encore at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. In this installation Feher transforms taken for granted “everyday” objects into a series of elegant and lyrical sculptures. Driven by the essential qualities of his medium, the artist plays with line and color creating arrangements that draw forth and cause one to appreciate the intrinsic beauty of these objects. The most striking of which is a row of modest plastic bottles partly filled with dyed liquid that begin to take on the nature of stained glass. Similarly reflective and elevating is the floral sequin beading detail of this simply cut cotton drop waist dress by Suno. I’ve layered over this crisp cropped boxy tee by 3.1 Phillip Lim to give more structure to the look. “Optimistic, fresh, and slightly haunting” is the spirit of the brand whose dress seems to be right at home in this environment.
Suno dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim top, J.Crew metallic pumps
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Tony Feher, Encore
Hair by Brandon Shin at Brush NYC, Photographs by Tylor Hou