Sherle Wagner International, the premier source, world-wide, for luxury bath hardware, and bath accessories has paired with the recently launched publication Fairweather Magazine to host a special exhibition and sale of contemporary art to benefit The Watermill Center John Chamberlain Residency Grant Fund.
“Reflections: Art and Beauty” an exhibition of contemporary art curated by Alexandra Fairweather, Daneyal Mahmood, Katherine Vogel and Maria-Anna Goess will be held in the luxurious flagship showroom of Sherle Wagner (300 East 62nd Street, New York City) on Thursday, March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Special guest hosts of the by invitation only event include Wendy Federman, Sara Herbert Galloway & Barry Klarberg, Eric Goodman, Joan Hornig, Anne Huntington and Nicole Miller.
The Watermill Center, an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities was founded by theatre and visual artist, Robert Wilson, as a place for young and emerging artists to work, learn, create, and grow with one another. Watermill integrates performing arts practices with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences, and inspiration from the visual arts.
The Watermill Center John Chamberlain Residency Grant Fund to benefit the Center’s year-round Artist Residency Program was launched two years ago by art advisor, filmmaker and Fairweather Magazine publisher Alexandra Fairweather in honor of her late step-father the world renowned artist John Chamberlain. The Artist Residency Program provides a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop their work.
Among the art on sale for this very special benefit will be works by Robert Indiana, Robert Motherwell, Milton Avery, John Chamberlain, Alex Katz, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Craig Poler, Guillaume Roemaet and Jeremy Wagner, grandson of Sherle Wagner. As well, there will be a selection of artworks especially created for The Watermill Center’s Annual Summer Gala and Art Auction, the most eagerly anticipated event on the Hamptons social calendar attracting attendees from around the globe.
Sherle Wagner’s Evan Geoffroy grandson of the founder notes, “Sherle Wagner is about art as a lifestyle. It is so exciting to integrate the carefully curated works of this very special group of fine artists with the Sherle Wagner showcases. We are very proud that this exhibition represents a unique cross-pollination of creativity and aesthetic application, and benefits the Residency Program, thereby directly contributing to the future creation of art.”
Since its founding in 1945, Sherle Wagner has been recognized internationally as the premier source for luxury hardware and bath furnishings. The firm offers an ever expanding line of lighting, fine furniture, linens, textiles and wall coverings, to complement the timeless classics identified with the Sherle Wagner name.
Their product range has grown and evolved while remaining consistent with the design and fabrication standards that have made Sherle Wagner the leader in the industry. Because all Sherle Wagner products are original, made by them from design inception to completion, the results are unparalleled. Their artisans use timeless old world techniques, so that every piece is truly matchless. The Sherle Wagner name is synonymous with luxury, characterized by fine detail, meticulous finishing and authenticity.
Sherle Wagner International was founded by a man with a passion for perfection and an eye for elegance, in a time when people were beginning to realize that the utilitarian did not have to mean the mundane. Mr. Wagner was devoted to the appreciation of art and architecture. He was, first and foremost, an artist. It was out of his astute understanding of aesthetics that the design concepts evolved which make Sherle Wagner International peerless in its field. His legacy is carried on by his grandson Evan Geoffroy who continues the house’s traditions of unique creativity, unmatched design and attention to customer service.