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Issue Date: 2019 APRIL, Posted On: 4/29/2019


04292019 Behind-the-Scenes at Jan Kath Carpet Gallery's Exhibition Featuring Artist Mark Gagnon
By RugNews.com
BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT JAN KATH'S EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTIST MARK GAGNON


Jan Kath Design Carpet Gallery in NYC recently hosted an exhibit of artist Mark Gagnon, in collaboration with Haas Art Advisory. Shown, left,  Artwork 24 design rug and, right, Garden rug with Gagnon's Winter Urn.


NEW YORK -- This March and April, art and design aficionados were able to catch a rare pairing: the contemporary rugs of Jan Kath and 12 artworks by NY-based contemporary artist Mark Gagnon.

The exhibition at the Jan Kath showroom featured a curated selection of Jan Kath carpets along with Gagnon's paper mache sculptures previously on display at Bergdorf Goodman and the New York Historical Society. 


"After a long winter, our exhibit, Spring Awakening, featured organic and floral carpets from the Jan Kath collection mixed with selected pieces of the artist Mark Gagnon," explains Kyle Clarkson, partner in the New York showroom of Kyle & Kath.



A wool and silk Graffity rug from Jan Kath's Unknown Artists collection and Mark Gagnon's paper mache 19th Century Girl.


John Haas, curator of the exhibition and principal and founder of Haas Art Advisory was equally excited about the show. "The exhibit featured nine paper mache pieces from Mark Gagnon's museum exhibit at The New York Historical Society and three paintings from his studio archives. Mark's works speaks to these rugs as they are painstakingly and carefully handcrafted - handmade by artisans that have the same history and dedication to art and process."


Jan Kath's Tabriz Fashion Artwork 8 design rug from the Erased Heritage collection is paired with Mark Gagnon's Tiffany Dragonfly Lamp, crafted with paper mache, an electrical cord and a lightbulb.


"Art collectors are visual people but often overlook carpets and rugs as utilitarian," Clarkson noted. "Featuring carpet alongside fine art creates a different narrative for the viewer."


Said Gagnon, "This exhibit brings the two worlds together." 



Jan Kath's Clouds 150 knot rug from the Heiter Bis Wolkig collection frames Mark Gagnon's paper mache Elizabeth. 


Mark Gagnon's intricate paper mache 18th Century Chair framed by Jan Kath's luxe hand-knotted Garden, on wall, and Atwork 18 rug, floor. 


The recent exhibit Spring Awakening featured organic and floral carpets from Jan Kath and selected art from Mark Gagnon.


















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