September 13, 2015

Body as Agent: Changing Fashion Art

Last night I caught the opening of a new exhibition that features wearable-art at the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition runs from September 12 to November 15, 2015. 

Work was shown by many of the original designers from the iconic Art-to-Wear store from the early 70's to the mid 80's, Obiko, Sandra Sakata was the inspiration for the store and encouraged the designer/artists who showed in her store. The Textile Arts Council at the San Francisco De Young Museum is in the process of documenting and conserving work from that period (link to more info on the TAC below).     

The exhibition shows wearable art but has added the vibrations of upcycling which enhances the visual vocabulary of artists. In addition, this exhibition of California artists further expands notions of clothing to include works of art with garment forms serving as metaphors for social, political and social issues as found in painting, photography, print making and sculpture.       

announcements & acknowledgements

Richard (Ric) Ambrose                                   Inez Brooks-Myers
Executive Director                                         Vice President

modeling of the new art-to-wear

and of course, the public

 Marcia Donohue                        Tom White
      Sculpture                       Professor Emeritus, CCA

Jody Gillerman, left                   Candice Kling, right     .
Proffessor - Video, CCA                         textile sculptor     .

                           Omar & Larissa Dahroug             

the show

"Let Me Bake Cake"
C&H sugar packages
Charlotte Kruk

"El M&Matador"
M&M candy packages
Charlotte Kruk

Isaac & Liz (tie sculpture)                                                                                      Candice Kling
.                                                                                                                               enjoying the sculpture

shoe sculptures
Carmen Lang

"Russian Doll"
Janet Lipkin

Kristine Mays wire sculptures; with her mom, left

The Textile Arts Council
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA 94118
Tue thru Sun, 9:30am — 5:15pm 

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804

Ya gotta catch THIS show!

Styrous® ~ Sunday, September 13, 2015

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