Archive for April, 2011

Modern by Design Grand Opening at April ArtWalk

Monday, April 18th, 2011
The Purple Moon’s Modern by Design at 200 Hale Street will be having their Grand Opening during this month’s ArtWalk on April 21st.

The Purple Moon has long been one of ArtWalk’s most vibrant venues featuring art and vintage mid-century modern home furninshings and accessories. Modern by Design brings to Charleston the same modernist style as The Purple Moon with new issuance furniture and accessories (blended with some vintage) and will showcase works by local, regional and nationally-known artists. 

Specially brought in for the opening of Modern by Design are works by California artist Leo Possillico. A native of Long Island, New York, Leo, has been a successful, award-winning artist for over 30 years. His work is known and praised nationally and internationally and is widely recognizable through his signature brush stroke characters.

Art Has Many Faces - Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood and Wire On Canvas Box - 2010 - Leo Posillico

Art Has Many Faces - Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood and Wire On Canvas Box - 2010 - Leo Posillico

Trained at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, Posillico, has been a photographer in Vietnam and pursued a multi-faceted art career as an art director, illustrator, board game designer, album, book cover artist, and author. His work has been shown extensivily in the United States and shown in various galleries in Japan.

He works in series. The “Gallery” series, from which the pieces showing at Modern by Design have been chosen, expresses the various art works that one can be exposed to while in the gallery, or museum and is both humorous and serious.

Leo is married to jeweler and designer, Isabelle Posillico and together they create their various forms of fine art in their studios in Northern California.

The Grand Opening of Modern by Design will be from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, April 21st. Stop by and explore Downtown Charleston’s newest addition!