Gwen Samuels’ skyscraper stitchery @ A & D Museum

Architecture & Design · Fashion · Visual arts

Looking forward to seeing artist Gwen Samuel’s amazing architectural clothing installed at the Architecture and Design Museum on Wilshire Boulevard across from LACMA. 

Samuels considers that when we dress and go out into the world we turn ourselves into a moving canvas or a sculpture … or even a classic building. Whatever building I am, I hope it is tall and slender!

Samuels uses mixed media, decidedly inspired by architecture and design, to fashions women’s clothes to resemble buildings, objects, and decorative patterns. She manipulates digital images imprinted on plastic sheets, and hand sews the pieces together to create abstract compositions.

Samuels’ installation at the museum will consist of one-of-a-kind hand-stitched architectural buildings inspired by fashion. Grouped to create a variety of relationships in size and shape, the piece will be comprised of architectural details from over 7,000 digital images.

The exhibition will feature 25 women designers, hailing from each of the design disciplines, who have been invited to transform the museum’s space with their work via installation. All areas of the museum will be open to “invasion” with no rules or limitations as to what they can fabricate, station or create.

Gwen Samuels | Come IN! Les Femmes | A&D Museum | opens July 12

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