March 16, 2011

Artist Editions: Works On Couture

Today I'll be installing at Stephen Cohen Gallery, and while we won't be releasing images of the dresses until tomorrow, I thought I'd introduce you to the artists I worked with on this project and share the work that was transformed into limited edition couture pieces for my line.


Mayra Barraza; “Bunny"

Mayra Barraza is a MOLAA Award winning El Salvadorian artist, who has shown her work at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Museo del Barrio of New York, and major Latin American museums such as ISTMO Contemporary in Nicaragua, the Museum of art in El Salvador, as well as galleries worldwide. Myra’s work deals with political violence and fragility.


The Clayton Brothers; “Any Given Night”

The Clayton Brothers are known for their fluorescent storytelling and exaggerated scale. They recently had a solo exhibiton at The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, dedicated to their work from the last ten years. They have shown their work at Art Basel Miami and have an upcoming show at Saatchi Gallery in London where famed collector Charles Saatchi feels that they are part of a handful of artsits with the talent to transform the world's art scene.


Someday My Prince Will Come

Orly Cogan addresses the roles of women and their desires by contrasting dainty embroidery with all of it's connotations of submissive femininity with subversive content. Her work has been shown at The Brooklyn Museum, The Jersey City Museum of Art, The Riverside Museum of Art in California, The Hudson River Museum in New York and many other galleries.


Priscilla Monge; “Lollipops”

Priscilla Monge, one of the most accomplished contemporary artists out of Costa Rica, is known for her work dealing with issues of power and themes of love, aggression and child abuse. Monge’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seville and Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei. Her pieces have also been shown at major museums in Costa Rica, Mexico, Belgium, and Spain and have shown in many other venues including MoMA PS1, New York, Art Basel Miami, and La Biennale di Venezia.

Untitled, Alex Weinstein

Alex Weinstein; “Untitled”

Alex Weinstein focuses on the ocean landscape, and captures the ethereal nature of California surf culture. His work has been exhibited at Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art, Laguna Art Museum, throughout California as well as New York, France, England, Australia, Japan and Brazil.

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's reception and hope to see you then!


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous work!
Love that bunny!


Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I so love the Lollipops piece - it is so whimsical and playful. I can imagine it hanging from a wall in Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC. :) said...

oh that alex weinstein's 'untitled' is going to be on my mind for a while. my walls are more than spare. and that's just the kind of piece i've been obsessing over to cover them.
can't wait to see you tomorrow.
everyone is swooning over your fashions.

Punctuation Mark said...

can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!

costaricacloseup said...

Priscilla Monge's work is beautiful and reminiscent of the Pre Columbian Gold works on exhibit at the Museo de Oro Precolombino or Museum of Precolumbian gold in San Jose.

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