SPRING IN-PERSON EVENT
MATERIAL LAB: show / tell / shop
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2-6 PM
Ace Hotel, Mahoney Room, 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL
WE ARE MATERIAL announces MATERIAL LAB: show / tell / shop at the Ace Hotel Chicago, IL— Chicago design collective we are MATERIAL is pleased to announce a public event at the Ace Hotel. MATERIAL LAB: show / tell / shop presents 8 designers and artisans offering demonstrations of their design process and methods, presentation of work in progress, and the opportunity to shop designer collections.
Featured designers share a creative process which draws on artisanal traditions to redefine contemporary silhouettes. Designers featured include: Andrea Reynders, Anna Brown, Gillion Carrara, Hvnter Gvtherer by Laura Prieto-Velasco, Production Mode by Jamie Hayes, Redshift by Kristin Mariani, Studio Herron by Dee Clements, and Syl Markt by Lauren Markt.
Founded in 2018 by Andrea Reynders, Anna Brown, and Gillion Carrara, we are MATERIAL creates interactive forums for artisanal practice in clothing and accessory design. Through curated, experimental gatherings that address an aspect of the design practice, such as ideation, collection design, and material sourcing, the project showcases artisanal clothing and accessory designers by highlighting their underlying design process.
Evanston Art Center 2019 Exhibition:
SHAPE OF NOW - THE FAIR: 2 nd Edition
DATES: March 13 – 16, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, March 13 from 5-8pm
THE FAIR 2019 HOURS: THU/FRI 11am-6pm, SAT 10-2pm
EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES THE FAIR 2019 CURATED BY KATRIN SCHNABL
In its second edition, The Fair 2019 brings together independent fashion designers, artisans, and collectives to present their current spring/summer collections in a unique sales event benefitting the Evanston Art Center curated by Katrin Schnabl. The public will have the opportunity to shop a curated selection of fashion, accessories and objects created by the participating designers and guest artists at THE FAIR, a unique art-meets-fashion pop-up showroom at the Evanston Art Center.
Featured designers include Anna Brown, Andrea Reynders and Gillion Carrara of the collective Material, Anke Loh, Hvnter Gvtherer, Jack Cave, Leon Litinsky, Mizel, and Katrin Schnabl.
Each collection offers a unique and refined point-of-view, with garments and objects that are carefully crafted in small series. Sensitive attention is paid to the uniqueness of the materials selected and its elevation through the artisanal processes, such as Anna Brown’s spring 2019 collection, Gillion Carrara’s refined metalwork and Leon Litinskys’ exquisite handcrafted leatherwork. New design forms are articulated through careful considerations and refined technological innovation, as we can experience in Anke Loh’s knitwear and Mizels unique jewelry.
Repurposing materials in completely fresh context informs Jack Cave’s authentic accessories. Unrushed, these designers invite contemplation and appreciation of process, materiality, and collective engagement, and create fashion as an opportunity to participate and express our identity by connection to what is important to us.
According to Katrin Schnabl, “The Fair 2019 is allowing us to connect with a designers’ unique mark on their chosen material. Design is shifting into new territory where we have more knowledge, which is giving us a deeper understanding what we use, and what we leave behind. The agency of the designer takes on a vital and caring concern: what they select to work with, and how.”
Katrin Schnabl is a designer, artist and educator. She has designed for acclaimed dance and performance artists,most recently for the Joffrey Ballet’s Nic Blancs’ ‘Beyond the Shore’. She views fashion as an art of participation.
Dance, movement, tactile and sensory research inform her distinct capsule collections, in which Katrin Schnabl strives to empower women through pieces reflecting their dynamic lives. In 2004, Schnabl was invited to teach atthe School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she currently serves as the Associate Professor and Sage-Endowed Chair in the Department of Fashion Design.
Designer quotes and brief bios are attached; for full biographies refer to the EAC website,
https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/fair, as well as https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/shape-now-fashion-residency.
Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.
Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: 9am –
9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday. First and second floor gallery spaces are handicapped accessible. Limited free parking is available.
For more information, please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org or contact Cara Feeney, Manager of Exhibitions, at (847) 475-5300. Visit the Evanston Art Center on:
hvnter gvtherer for hogan mclaughlin ss 2019 at nyfw
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UPCOMING >> in person >> pop ups
BOX SHOPS MONTH LONG POP UP IN WEST LOOP // CHICAGO // OCTOBER 2018
P R E V I O U S H I G H L I G H T S
SATURDAY JUNE 30 // IRON AGE FASHION SHOW // 7PM // BLACK OAK TATTOO CHICAGO
IRON AGE FLYER DESIGNED BY JOSH LISTON.
"IRON AGE" presented during ancient + modern // CHICAGO
friday december 8 7pm // instituto cervantes // 31 w Ohio St.
We move through the flamenco tradition exploring its impact on the modern world, juxtaposing what once was with glimpses of what lays ahead, dusty roads with urban landscapes, classical flamenco with something else yet unnamed. Something raw and of its moment, of this city, Chicago, something that exists in the continuum of the eternal beat of flamenco: knowledge is in the beat, work is in the beat, life force is in the beat. And their transmission is in the continuum of the beat.
In this journey, KANTUZ collaborates with HVNTER GVTHERER, a Chicago-based artist and jeweler to present her latest IRON AGE collection, born of a forge and a hammers toil. Born of the beat.
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