There may be a familiar air in the work of French sculptor and furniture designer Hubert Le Gall. That could be because he cites such surrealists as Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí as inspirations. For instance, his debut U.S. retrospective exhibition, “Fabula,” at Twenty First Gallery in New York, includes an armchair embroidered and cut out with birdlike silhouettes, another in the shape of a sanseviera plant, and a sconce embellished with pastel glass bubbles, the whimsical pieces part of a limited edition.
The exhibit runs in tandem with the stateside release of Le Gall’s new, same-titled monograph. An objet itself, the hardcover book comes in a slipcase and explores the friendship and collaboration between him and American collector Pamela Mullin, captured in over 150 color photographs of her 17th-century house in Normandy, France.