By Geoffrey Montes
“Ghosts of Our Towns” at Friedman Benda | New York
Mexican designer Fernando Lapossse, one of Galerie’s 2021 Creative Minds, is set to open his first solo show with his gallery, Friedman Benda, on September 7. Dubbed “Ghosts of Our Towns,” the exhibition features an array of tactile furnishings that utilize materials native to Mexican indigenous communities, such as agave (from which sisal is created), avocado, and corn. The latter has famously been utilized by Laposse to create Totomoxtle, a signature veneer created with the husks of heirloom corn arranged in a dazzling, marquetry-type pattern. Stop by the Chelsea gallery through October 14 to discover his latest creations, including wall hangings, a table, mirror, sofa, bench, and a striking cabinet clad in eye-pleasing agave fibers—all of which explore humanity’s complicated relationship with the land.