AFA Gallery invites viewers to step into the world of established contemporary surrealists Nicoletta Ceccoli and Bill Carman in PlayHouse, an installation in collaboration with renowned French luxury furniture designer Roche Bobois who will curate a special “set” for the exhibition that explores the boundaries, or lack thereof, between architecture and fine art.
Inspired by subject matter with elements of both whimsy and dark complexity, PlayHouse imagines what lies beyond the frame, giving the works new environments to exist within. Displayed in a series of vignettes, 10 new paintings by Nicoletta Ceccoli and 12 by Bill Carman are re-contextualized, expanding the 2-dimensional works into a 3-dimensional installation.
PlayHouse will be on view October 17th through November 11th, with an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, October 20th from 6-8pm, and an artist book signing on October 21st, from 4-6pm. This will be Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli’s first US appearance at a gallery opening, and will celebrate the debut of her third catalogue raisonné, published 2018 by Soleil.