As part of a group show at the newest art gallery in Huntington Beach, the Rainwater Gallery, hosts an opening on Thursday evening, July 16, 6 – 9 pm. Located at 508 Main St., the gallery has a large beautiful space showing many art styles from local artists. This opening is also coordinated with the Artwalk Night of Huntington Beach, with many other participating artists, and with the Huntington Beach Art Center, showing the art of 25 members of their Artist’s Council. Live music and refreshments provided.
Attached are examples from a current series of candid portraits that I am building. Each of the oil paintings include reflections from a turn of the century style mirror. There will always include one individual looking out from the painting at the artist, who is witnessing an intimate interaction between his subjects.
I make art wear from old clothes, hand-tailored deconstructed clothing for people who like the opposite of mass consumed fast fashion.
At twenty-four I moved to New York City— the fashion capital of America where I began to look for more ways to broaden and perfect my art/design aesthetic. I wanted clothing that could be worn all day, have some utilitarian feature for holding keys without the heavy purse, that could be worn on a bike, to work, and to a night out. Inspired to cut the sleeves off jackets and add them back as pockets or creative collars. I discovered there was a name for what I was doing, deconstruction. The possibilities seemed endless and, as such, an obsession was born.
I married an artist who by osmosis led the way for living an artist’s life. We have three amazing creative kids; all with their outgrown clothes I began to remake clothing for moms, dads, kids, and homes. There were so many new uses for all our leftovers! The more I played with clothes the more fun I had!
Salad Bowl Dress, for me, encompasses everything, it is the world. I really hope that you enjoy what I have made, and the glory behind each piece.
I will be at the Brookhurst Community Center on display for the Summer, in Anaheim.
Come see my work for sale on Father’s Day at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.
This Sunday, June 14 at President Fay Colmar’s residence. 2:00-4:00 pm.
The Sing for Hope Pianos have been put in public spaces starting Friday , June 5th. 50 pianos, decorated by 50 volunteer artists will be available to the public to be played for 2 weeks. They will be donated to different Institutions afterward. My piano is located on the Rotunda in Riverside Park between 151st and 152nd st, and Riverside Drive, facing the Hudson River.
If you are in NYC, you may enjoy to hang out around some of the pianos because what can happen may be very surprising!