Swifty’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side celebrated the New Year with an Art Show, titled Excerpts at Swifty’s, featuring renowned, still life photographer Barry Seidman on Thursday January 8, 2015, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Guests joined owners Robert Caravaggi and Chef Stephen Attoe for cocktails, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and a look at Seidman’s latest photographic series, Feast for the Eyes, as well as pieces from his series, Drinks, which will be on exhibition at Swifty’s restaurant through to March 2, 2015.
After years of being the invisible American influence behind companies such as Pernod Ricard, Coca-Cola and Nabisco, Barry Seidman has turned his creative lens towards fine art photography. Seidman exhibits his fine art photography in numerous, one-man, fine art shows in New York City and South Florida and is collected internationally. His Feast for the Eyes photographic series, which was recently debuted at the Gallery at Fotocare in Chelsea dazzled photography enthusiasts as well as food world luminaries. The series was inspired by the fresh fruits and vegetables he found visiting local greenmarkets where he studied the voluptuous shapes, pure colors and beautiful textures of the produce.
Patrons at Swifty’s are always delighted to see the exquisite selection of paintings and photos displayed on the walls of the restaurant, which are rotated regularly by Caravaggi and Attoe. Chef Attoe’s wife, Patricia Attoe, draws on her extensive art background in curating the art at the restaurant. New York artist Mary Lou Schempf’s stunning work is exhibited in the front room on an ongoing basis. Her work complements the restaurant’s style and décor which was brought to life by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.
Swifty’s has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite an ever-changing dining scene. A sophisticated yet low-key restaurant, Swifty’s attracts a devoted clientele. Owners Stephen Attoe and co-owner Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer’s, combine classic and straight-forward, American and European cuisine with friendly and impeccable service.
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