Years ago as an assistant at Pat Hearn Gallery, artist Andrea Zittel didnâ€™t have the cash to dress like a gallerina. Instead, she started sewing her own uniforms and made a version for winter and one for summer. The originals are now incredibly collectible, but Zittel is staging a resurrection of the line with her latest project, "Smockshop."
Zittel designed a simple double wrap-around garment and asked other artists to reinterpret her original design. Zittel says the project â€œgenerates income for artists whose work is either non-commercial, or not yet self-sustaining.â€ The smockers include Tiprin Follett, V Smiley, Kate Hillseth, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Ashira Siegel, Molly Keogh, Ann Trondson, R.Scott Mitchell, Maude Benson, Mark Rodriguez and Peggy Pabustan, as well as some very special guest sewers.
After launching Smockshop in L.A., the project opens this Friday, 7 September 2007, at NYC's Susan Inglett Gallery. On Saturday, 8 September 2007, the Smockshop will host a day of performances in and around the storefront. The smocks are priced to sell.
Opening Reception: 7 September 2007, 6-8pm
7 September-13 October 2007
Susan Inglett Gallery
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