EDIT 002.2017: KATHERINE MAVRIDIS . ELLINOR STIGLE _ 28” 2” 3”
28” 2” 3”
SEPT 11 - 30 2017
27 Wooster street
New York 10013
The exhibit is on view through window display from Sept 12 to 29
from 6 to 10pm or by appt.
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Trend Letter by Li Edelkoort
KATHERINE MAVRIDIS creates garments as abstract, three-dimensional structures, which can exist with or without the body. She examines clothing in their most pure form as abstract ‘tubes’ – taking away a preconceived idea of where these tubes must exist. All clothes – in their most simplified form – are tubes connected to other tubes.
Rupture, shifts, release and the elimination of information are reoccurring sources of inspiration driving her creative exploration. These ‘shifts’ or ‘rips’ symbolize a lived garment - the human touch - life existing within the garment.
In this sculptural installation, Mavridis approaches clothing as a direct response to a feeling rather than a tangible object or idea _ aspiring to sculpture, form and nothingness. She reflects; “My pieces aspire to emptiness - the void; my pieces perhaps exist within the void.”
28” 2” 3” This installation was first inspired by a personal fitting with the late Dame Zaha Hadid in March 2016, an avid collector of Katherine Mavridis’ collection. Her understanding of her pieces was evident as she wore them with natural elegance and poise. The title of the installation project 28”, 3” and 2” are measurements from this last fitting.
Ellinor Stigle, Nucleus, Video stills
Influenced by the context of the exhibition, ELLINOR STIGLE explores the notion of individuality and presence through a one channel video installation entitled Nucleus.
The piece seeks to represent the life inside the shell against the backdrop of the meditative pulse of a heart beating. By extracting our natively internal sound current, the very source that define us as living, Stigle enhances our intramural rhythm.
Acknowledging that this type of work is ephemeral and exclusive in its presentation as site-specific _ Stigle extracted from the original Nucleus a series of two digital shorts entitled Nucleus I and Nucleus I (cohesion) released exclusively on Sedition.
Performances bookended the exhibit _ For the opening reception,
art performers directed by Olimpia Dior, activated the sculptural garment as a performative habitat.
Performances bookended the exhibit _ For the closing reception, Katherine Mavridis performed a deconstruction of her sculptural garment through her signature technique by unravelling individual constructed tubes back to the original material of pure cords.
A series of editons were extracted and presented at Rare Market Seoul, in February 2018.
Footage by Nate Boze.
KATHERINE MAVRIDIS is an Australian knitwear designer based in New York City. Mavridis was awarded a scholarship to attend the MFA Fashion Design and Society Program under Shelley Fox; Donna Karan Professor of Fashion at Parsons, New York City.
Mavridis transcended the traditional boundaries of knitwear by developing a technique of coiling cord into fully-fashioned three-dimensional seamless sculptural garments; the construction of these pieces stemming from knitwear shaping techniques. Mavridis’ graduate collection was bought by Dover Street Market in September 2015 and produced ever since seasonal collections to the revered retailer.
Mavridis held a solo installation at Dover Street Market New York in September 2016, and exhibited her SS16 pieces at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Netherlands in October 2016. Katherine was also selected for the 2017 LVMH prize.
Katherine has recently taken a break from producing collections for commercial purposes to explore further her practice as an art - form rather than adhering to the strict commercial expectations within the discipline of fashion design and the current pace and demands of the industry. She plans to introduce new collections in the future at her own pace, and will also embark on working as a part of the knitwear team for Raf Simons’ CALVIN KLEIN.
ELLINOR STIGLE is a Swedish multidisciplinary artist, film director and fashion photographer based in New York. Her work intertwines multiple media as she seamlessly moves between art and commerce. Her work explores identity, polarity and relations while simultaneously evolving an aesthetic language to which simplicity and minimalism are key.
Stigle is a graduate of the International Center Of Photography’s General Studies program. She has partaken in group shows alongside renowned photographers including Andres Serrano and Annie Leibovitz, and has recently showcased her video work with the Swedish Consulate at The Hole Gallery in New York. Her work has been published in magazines such as Bon, Interview, Document Journal and T Magazine.
27 WOOSTER The project site implementation is the result of many conversations with EMERY STAAV Real Estate about the brick and mortar landscape and the creation of alternative retail experiences at the intersection of the online and offline worlds _ envisioning new ways of retail implementation and showcasing while keeping the vibrancy of neighborhoods.
The exhibit is also in conjunction with the second annual New York Textile Month.
IN COLLABORATION WITH NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH 27 WOOSTER _ EMERY STAAV OLIMPIA DIOR DUNE STUDIOS BETH HANSEN _ WILD CHILD GRAMERCY POST JETT DROLETTE sound