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March 29 Events

March 18 - April 28, Winston Wachter

MATT GAGNON: MATERIAL MEMORIES

Winston Wächter Fine art is excited to announce our first solo exhibition with artist, architect and designer Matt Gagnon. Gagnon’s Light Stack sculptures are an ongoing exploration of the artist’s fascination with the transformative quality of light, and how materials and surroundings impacts theses changes. His totemic works incorporate oak, pine, concrete, brass, polished aluminum and painted MDF. Each layered piece offers an interaction with the central lighting source, “holding” and defining the light in a unique way. 

Gagnon believes that everyone approaches a material with their own associations and biases. He suggests that individual combinations and proportions of color and material contain traces or allusions to spaces or memories. The assembled whole is fragmented and ever-changing, and our thoughts and memories are colored by the physical context in which we live.

Gagnon studied architecture at Cornell University before joining the studios of Gaetano Pesce and Frank Gehry. He has taught design at Otis College of Art, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and has been invited to speak at Savannah College of Art and Design, Woodbury School of Architecture, City College of New York and University of Central Oklahoma. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolis, Surface, Interior Design and Dwell. Additionally, Gagnon has been commissioned by Peter Marino (for Chanel and Louis Vuitton), MTV, The Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotel groups, Google and NASA’s Deep Space Network facility in Pasadena, CA.

March 29, 2:00 pm, Hot Stove Society

FRENCH MACARONS

MAKE MACARONS

Do you love macarons? These feather-light, meringue based French cookies with crisp shells, delicately chewy interiors, and lush fillings look difficult to make, but once you know the tricks of the trade you will master them. Ari is super excited to teach you the art and science of making macarons at home, because, as she says, “macarons are my jam!”

 

After you watch Ari demo, you’ll get to make macaron batter, pipe macarons, and bake them. You’ll also make passion fruit buttercream, fill and sandwich your cookies together and decorate them, all hands-on. (Though you will only make passion fruit buttercream in class, you will also have fillings of raspberry jam and ginger-infused chocolate ganache available to you for filling your macarons.)  Eat some macarons in class, then we’ll pack up the rest so you can take your beautiful macarons home with you to share with family and friends (unless of course you want them all to yourself!)

 

A glass of wine or beer is included.

 

Demo:

Ari will talk about French macaron ingredients, the history of the pastry, and the difference between French and Italian methods. She will show and explain all the products and equipment that you’ll need to make macarons How to mix French macaron batter How to pipe, bake, fill and decorate macarons How to make passion fruit buttercream

 

Hands on:

Mix macaron batter Make passion fruit buttercream Pipe and bake macarons Sandwich macarons with fillings (buttercream, chocolate ganache, and raspberry jam) Decorate macarons with luster dust and buttercream

$95 enrollment here.

If you have a question about this class, contact hotstove@tomdouglas.com

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