Global Perspective at The Design Studio in Bridgehampton
November 17, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Join us for a Feast for the Senses Saturday, November 29 12pm to 5pm

Global Perspective at The Design Studio in Bridgeh

Elisa Contemporary Art presents “Global Perspective” at The Design Studio in Bridgehampton, NY.    Global Perspective is sweeping look at the creativity around the globe.  The exhibit will feature nine international artists:


  • Canadian artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc
  • Taiwanese artist, Amy Cheng
  • Chinese artist, Mimi Chen Ting
  • Taiwanese illustrator, James Chen-Feng Kao
  • Colombian artist, Alexis Duque
  • Turkish artist, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel
  • Iranian Mixed media artist, Aida Izadpanah
  • Uruguayan artist, Adriana Rostovsky
  • Scottish glass artist, Kenna MacKay



We will also be hosting a Special Event on Saturday, November 29th from 12pm to 5pm. 

Our Open House Feast for the Senses features:

International artwork in Global Perspective curated by Elisa Contemporary Art

Food and Wine Tastings

Latest collection of Fine Custom Jewelry from Kelly Langberg

Meet the artists, Share international flavors, Learn about the latest trends

Bring your unwanted fine jewelry to discuss new current ideas that can be created in special one on one sessions with Kelly Langberg


  • What: Global Perspective  - featuring International Artists
  • When: November 17, 2014 – January 31, 2015
  • Special Events: 
    • A Feast for the Senses on Saturday November 29th  from 12pm to 5pm
  • Where: The Design Studio, 2393 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
  • Hours:  Wednesday-Thursday 10 am – 5 pm; Friday/Saturday 10am-5:30pm; Sunday 11am-4pm

About the Artists:

Amy Cheng

Amy Cheng was born in Taiwan, raised in Brazil, Oklahoma and Texas. She received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York.


She has exhibited her paintings both nationally and internationally and her work is held in a number of corporate and public collections. She has completed a number of public art commissions including a mosaic column at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a painted ceramic mural at the Howard St. El Station in Chicago, IL, faceted glass windscreens at the Cleveland Street Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY, laminated glass windscreens at the 25th Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY, two ceramic tile murals at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport MetroLink Station and a mosaic mural at the Jacksonville International Airport. She received a P.S. 122 Painting Center Fellowship in New York City for a ten month residency in 2011-12, and a Senior Lecture/Research Fulbright fellowship to Brazil in 2008.


She has been awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowships, and an Arts International travel grant to China.


Yasemin Kackar Demirel

Yasemin’s work is a fragmented and reconstructed journey through the places she has lived or imagined.  Born in Istanbul, she received her MFA at DeKalb (IL), and now currently resides in New York.


According to Yasemin, her latest series:

“Explores the rise and fall of places through physical and emotional conducts. I like to work with random juxtapositions of places in nature and the urban environment and re-present them in puzzling and surprising contexts. Shifting between abstraction and representation, I explore and experiment with the push-pull effects between the concepts of longing vs. apathy, insecurity vs. comfort, order vs. chaos, unfamiliarity vs. belonging and stability vs. ephemerality....I am intrigued by the idea of fragmenting and connecting which reinvestigates a place by reconstructing or renovating while destroying it..”


Yasemin has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Turkey. Her work is also in the Ipek-Ahmet Merey Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey.


Alexis Duque

Alexis Duque was born in Colombia 1971, he currently lives and works in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Antioquia, Colombia.  His works rely on just a few colors. Notwithstanding the use of acrylic paint, he makes the influence of illustration apparent, equally attending to all of the aspects of the painted surface without leaving anything to chance.  The Colombian artist introduces architectural features that are characteristic of the Western Civilization, from ancient Greece and Rome: columns, capitals, and niches. They are symbols of the bygone ruling culture and the aesthetic model of the European colonizers, now an integral part of daily life of the populations of Latin America.


His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including: at El Museo del Barrio, The Drawing Center and Praxis International Gallery in New York; The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA; Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX; RudolfV Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands and  Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Aida Izanpanah

Iranian artist Aida Izadpanah possesses a widely diverse repertoire of media and styles, having worked for many years in acrylic, oil, mixed media, watercolor, photography, floral design, and porcelain painting. From a young age, Aida learned to paint on fine (china) porcelain by studying under internationally acclaimed experts, specializing in European styles as well as ethnic Persian motifs and modern designs.


Since moving to New York City in 2005, Aida has derived strong inspiration from the City’s particular spirit. A new trend in her painting reflects these qualities, which she finds emerging from inconspicuous microcosms. Walls comprises painted and mixed media renderings of photographs by the artist of corroded and decayed subway station pillars, a source of great creative energy for Aida. This series represents what she believes to be the beauty that exists in unexpected places and in unconventional methods.


She has exhibited in solo and group shows in New York and worldwide since 2005.


James Chen-Feng Kao

James Chen-Feng Kao was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1982. He is now based in New York City where he specialises in drawings, sculpture, installation. In 2003 he earned a B.A. in Art Practice at University of California, Berkeley, US and in 2008 earned a M.A. in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, UK


James Chen-Feng Kao’s pieces exude a whimsical quality that engages its viewers in a playful and entertaining way.  Each character he creates has its own unique personality and quirky attitude.  His work has been exhibited throughout New York and London.


Marie Danielle Leblanc

Canadian artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc, was born in Trois-Rivières (Quebec) and has lived and worked in Montreal (Quebec) since 1990.  Her paintings transform landscapes into poetic worlds. Her deeply saturated palettes bring new life to the sea, land and sky. And she transports her viewers to timeless and imaginary landscapes.


During her travels, she likes to write down her thoughts, make a note of the weather or the name of a place, take pictures and collect images. Leblanc’s travel diary is an ideal instrument for her. Whether she is driving on the highway or in the open country, walking on never-ending beaches or rocks stroked by the sea, it is through her travels that the artist captures landscapes that stretch into the vista.


She has participated in twenty solo exhibitions, and more than fifty group exhibitions. Her work has also been shown throughout Canada and in Paris, Sydney, Mexico and Tokyo



Kenna MacKay

Kenna Mackay is a Contemporary Stained Glass Artist. A graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland with a BA (Hons) in Architectural Glass, she specializes in warm glass imagery and sculpture using stained, painted and fused glass methods.


According to Kenna, “My subject matter embodies the organic form often in abstract arrangement. Mainly trees, landscapes, seeds, creeping vegetation– the indication of birth, growth, death and decay.  With the use of fusing, painting, deconstructing, layering and the incorporation of metal into the piece, I can explore the chaotic patterns in nature.”


Adriana Rostovsky

Born in Uruguay, Adriana Rostovsky trained as an architect. Her art is informed and driven by a European history of conservation. This childhood penchant for collecting “unusable items” evolved into an adult passion for treasuring day to day objects and giving them new life in the form of combined media in relief.


As an adult, Rostovsky has traveled around the world, immersing herself in different cultures.  As a visual artist, Rostovsky is drawn to transforming into art discarded materials that bring extensive history with them. She has been engaged on an international basis in many interdisciplinary projects, with focus on sustainability, in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Holland and Portugal.


Her artwork has been in group and solo exhibitions in Uruguay, Holland, Connecticut, and New York.


Mimi Chen Ting

Shanghai-born, Hong-Kong raised, Mimi Chen Ting came to the US to attend college and has been exhibiting her work since 1970. Embracing the rhythms of ever-changing vistas. disparate weather patterns, and navigating the incessant input of everyday living, Mimi’s work is largely known for her use of non-associative colors, heightened contrasts, sinuous contours, and meticulous surfaces that literally dances off the wall. 


She has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and educational institutions throughout the United States and abroad, and can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private collections.  Mimi received the Agnes Martin Award for Abstract Painting and Drawing in 2012.  In the summer of 2013, forty-eight works were featured in three concurrent exhibitions in Taos: “Off the Wall” at the Taos Inn (where she stayed on her first visit to Taos), “On the Move” at the Hulse Warman Gallery, and “In the Groove” at the Encore Gallery of the Taos Center of the Arts.


About The Design Studio

The Design Studio founded by interior designer Eugènia Au Kim and home furnishings expert Ely Horen has been considered the Hamptons most prestigious interior design firm since 1984.  In 1988, they opened their retail store at 2393 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.   The Design Studio is a unique interior design firm that embraces both interior design projects and home furnishings.


The Design Studio and client projects have been featured in The New York Times, Newsday, Hamptons Magazine, Home Journal, Homes of the Hamptons and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (HC&G).  The Design Studio was a finalist in the HC&G Innovation in Design Awards in the Interior Design category (2012), participated in the HC&G Holiday House NYC (2013 and 2014) and was recently featured on Open House NYC and Housewives of New York.


The retail store located at 2393 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY.  The Design Studio winter hours are Wednesday-Thursday 10 am – 5 pm; Friday/Saturday 10am – 5:30pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm.  631.537.1999.