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August 9, 2013

Stacy Ku nstel

Contrast and texture are key in Lawrence McGarvey's work that I spotted in Amie Greenspan's Appleton Art Design gallery in Westport, Conn. This particular piece, a black-and-white image of coral on Plexiglas, appears both organic and modern at the same time. While his work encompasses different and brighter colors, the drama of the stark black and white attracted me the most.

 

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MATCH MAKER

October 2012

Ann Loynd

Appleton Art Design, a gallery designed to actively source artwork to the interior design trade, will have its official opening October 5. Owner Amie Greenspan aims to provide professionals with pieces that complement their tastes.

 

What, When, Where

September 17, 2012

Lisa E. Harrison

Sometimes, when one person decides to pursue her passion, we allbenefit. Such is the case with Amie Appleton Greenspan’s latest venture, Appleton Art Design—a gorgeous new gallery in Westport, Conn.

Greenspan, an attorney who’s repped businesses in the fashion, art and design world, studied art history in college and has had a longstanding interest in art and design.

The gallery specializes in contemporary art (works on canvas, paper and Plexiglas, in oil, acrylic, watercolors and pastels, as well as photography), and Greenspan is currently collaborating with a talented troupe of well-known and emerging artists, many of whom haven’t been represented in the area. Her approach is very personal: “I select artwork that resonates with color and texture, and appeals to my sense of design,” she says.

Greenspan sells directly to the design trade and the general public by appointment only. Most of the artwork falls between $1,000 and $4,000. “I have found that there is a need for original and accessible design-oriented art,” she says. “I have also discovered that many artists with great talent are not adequately represented by traditional galleries. My gallery aims to bring these interests and needs together.”

A goal we can all get behind indeed.