An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

Suspended in the Prow of the historic Flatiron Building in the heart of Manhattan is the  art installation called  "Hypergraphia: Gwyneth Leech, the Cup Drawings, Studio in the Prow". Since September 20, 2011 artist Gwyneth Leech has been sitting in the  windows of the Flatiron Prow five days a week diligently drawing and painting on upcycled take-out paper coffee cups, resulting in nearly 800 paper cup artworks on show. By having the artist working in the exhibit space, viewers not only see the end result of Hypergraphia, the cups, but also the process by which they came to be. 

You can also bring your own used paper coffee cup to the artist.  Learn more

On view September 20, 2011 – February 18, 2012

via Gwyneth's Full Brew and Cheryl Mcginnis Gallery

An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

An Installation of Drawings on Upcycled Paper Cups

  • http://cherylmcginnisgallery.com Cheryl McGinnis

    Thank you for your coverage of Hypergraphia. I am the curator of the exhibit. I would like to point out, that one can enter and draw with the artist, but cups are not added to the installation by any one other than the artist. This is an important note as this is a solo installation of one artist’s work and not a workshop for others’ work to be displayed. Hypergraphia refers to the artist’s own need to obsessively draw everyday, creating a daily practice. We felt it germane to the exhibit to have the artist actually working in the space, so that viewers could not only see the end result of Hypergraphia, the cups, but also the process by which they came to be.

    Cheryl McGinnis
    Curator of Exhibits Sprint Flatiron Prow Art Space
    Director, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery

    • Inspired!

      Thank you for pointing that out, we’ll update the post accordingly.