Leo Kesting Gallery Presents: Ray Sell : Ya Gotta Be Tough

written by Don Porcella in New York City

Leo Kesting Gallery Presents:
Ray Sell : Ya Gotta Be Tough
July 9 – August 2, 2009

Ray Sell : Ya Gotta Be Tough - installation photo

Limelight, 12" x 12", mixed media on canvas, Ray Sell

Hold Your Horses
Mixed Media Sculpture, 10 x 21 x 7", Ray Sell

Ray Sell : Ya Gotta Be Tough - installation photo

Easy Target, mixed media sculpture, 45" x 18" x 20", Ray Sell

Leo Kesting Gallery Presents: Ray Sell: Ya Gotta Be Tough is a mixed media and collage exhibition. What I think makes it sucessfull is the use of mixed media and the three dimensionality of the collage mixed media process. The work by Ray Sell at Leo Kesting Gallery is pushing collage, through the use of mixed media, in a different direction than most 2 dimensional collage based works. I appreciate the painted parts of his work and I think for the price these have a lot of time invested value in each piece. Most of the work has already sold in the two weeks the show has been open but there are many more gems still available at very reasonable prices.

Leo Kesting Gallery is located at the southern end of the New High Line Park at Ganesvoort St. in the Meat Packing District of Manhattan.. Full of trendy boutiques and restaurants this area is ripe with vacationing europeans and a swanky upper crust crowd. Leo Kesting Gallery provides a ground floor art experience in this vibrant section of Manhattan.

Anyone walking into the gallery is met by Johnny Leo and David Kesting two very likable and enthusiastic art gallery owners. Johnny Leo and David Kesting are doing something really special by providing a lot of these artists their first major solo show in New York City. Leo Kesting Gallery is very committed to introducing these talented artists and helping develop them into art stars. They work hand in hand with their artists and they expect their artists to be professional. Check out Ray Sell's latest works and meet the people at this great ground floor gallery.

ALSO > Leo Kesting Gallery presents:
FOUNTAIN ART FAIR in Miami and New York
2505 North Miami Ave - Fountain Miami Dec 3 - 6, 2009
Pier 66 the West Side Highway - Fountain New York March 4 - 7, 2010

Tue - Sat from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm Sun & Mon 1– 6pm
Admission is free to the public
phone: 917-650-3760