Artist spotlight: Leo Tecosky
Artist Leo Tecoksy’s sculptural glass and neon pieces for Graffiti & Ornament will create a multifaceted homage to his grandmother Evelyn Rose Tecosky, a life-long Philadelphia resident whose Depression glass collection inspired the artist’s own work in glass. Sited around the mansion’s stately bay windows, Tecosky’s installations of hanging glass arrows, stars, and crowns will reflect traditional chandeliers and graffiti graphics, their pale colors a nod to his grandmother’s Depression glass. Evelyn, his grandmother’s name, will transform into graffiti-influenced neon sculptures. Finally, a hand-blown and etched lamp will cast pattern and language onto the mansion’s dining room walls, using light to layer the contemporary era onto the house’s celebrated neoclassical interior.
Artist website: www.leotecosky.com