Bondage at Sao Paulo Fashion Week
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A model presents an outfit by Samuel Cirnansck during the 2011-2012 Spring-Summer collections of the Sao Paulo Fashion Week, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 13, 2010.
STEFANIE SCHNEIDER’s Polaroids
“Stefanie Schneider’s scintillating situations take place in the American West. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters. Schneider works with the largely uncontrollable chemical mutations of expired polaroid film stock. Chemical explosions of color spreading across the surfaces undermine the photograph’s commitment to reality and induce her characters into trance-like dreamscapes. Like flickering sequences of old road movies Schneider’s images seem to evaporate before conclusions can be made – their ephemeral reality manifesting in subtle gestures and mysterious motives. Schneider’s images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction.” www.instantdreams.net
WES LANG Sittin’ on a Rainbow
Sittin’ on a Rainbow, is a one-evening presentation at the Chateau Marmont, of Wes Lang’s intricate drawings, each executed directly onto the Hotel’s stationery. These pieces, all produced during the artist‘s month-long “residency” in room 34 at the infamous Hollywood hotel, provide a visual journal of his experience there, and reveal the contemplative effect this sojourn had on his work. Thursday, June 23, 2011, 8 PM Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd.
Remembering Claudio Bravo
November 8, 1936 – June 4, 2011 www.claudiobravo.com
Pedro Lourenço Resort 2012
Pedro Lourenço has been drawing attention in Paris for masterful workmanship that belies his age—the Brazilian wunderkind is barely 21. Resort finds him in typically meticulous form but upping the real-world appeal even more than he did in his breakthrough Fall show. Inspired by his roots, he recruited the Brazilian artist Lelli de Orleans e Bragança to create the exclusive—and very on-trend—tropical bird paintings that he converted into prints for his deceptively simple shifts. Deceptively simple, in part, because the parrots’ tails are cut out and glued to wrap around the back side of the silk dresses (yes, they’re still hand-washable). READ MORE >>>
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Ed Templeton: Teenage Kissers
Ed Templeton at Half Gallery in NYC from June 23 to July 25. www.halfgallery.com
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