All That Glisters Is White Gold

The Art Scene: Darren Winston, Bookseller
Horseshoe crab carapace encased in white gold by Carol Leskanic. Photo by Brooke Slezak

A new exhibition by master gilder Carol Leskanic, seems at home in the white and beige, elegant and discreet gallery at Darren Winston, Bookseller, in Sharon. Her layers of gold leaf, both white and yellow, cover surprising objects — some natural, some man-made — and are burnished to a soft, gentle patina. This is not the intense yellow gilding of antique picture frames this is an ancient technique updated to deliver a modern aesthetic of minimalist elegance.

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