Where a hat rests in the evening...
Had a conversation with show's curator, Courtney Jordan, when she made a studio visit. She had been to many artist's spaces in preparation for the exhibit. Her perspective on how artists' approach their studio practice was interesting and affirming.
The gallery's press release for the exhibit's opening is below. (It happens to feature my hats!) Was unable to attend the opening, however, I will be giving a presentation at the gallery. The date and time will be announced soon....
I would love to see you there!
Please join us for
Gowanus MarketplaceMay 9th - July 11th
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9th, 6 – 9 pm
The final exhibition of our yearlong COMMERCE theme, Gowanus Marketplace circles back to our beloved Gowanus Canal, highlighting the uniquely creative, collaborative commerce that has sprung up along the canal’s murky waters. The exhibition explores the intersection of contemporary artistry and industry along the canal by presenting artist-made functional objects as objets d’art in a re-imagined Old World marketplace.
We invite you to come support these local artists and artisans. The marketplace includes ceramics, retrofitted sleds and lamps, soap, knives, furniture, hats, robots, pickles, terrariums, coffee and more!
Gowanus Marketplace Participants include:
Amanda Moffat Pottery; Brooklyn Robot Foundry; Chris Hackett; Ehrhardt’s Tempest; Haskieville Apparel; Jake Wright // Stockpile Designs; Lite Brite Neon Studio; May Luk; Melissa Dadourian; MQuan; Pete Raho // Gowanus Furniture Co; Phuong Nguyen; Pickle Shack // Brooklyn Brine; Sarah Kate Beaumont // Verysweetlife; Soapwalla Inc; Stone Street Coffee; Textile Arts Center // Emma Cleveland + Natalie Phillips; Tony Stanzione; Twig Terrariums
Thursday & Friday, 3–6 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12–6 pm
Just the thing for the playground: a dragon fez.
Was making holiday gifts, a trio of hats for three kids. The first one was made of fairly thin red fleece. Being a little too floppy it was put aside. Then one very cold night when it was chilly even under the covers I reached for that fleece fez. It was soft and added a little warmth, plus wearing a hat is soothing. Really, it has a subtle calming effect. Since then on nights when it's chilly indoors I'm wearing a version of one of these (without the dragon, admittedly). Think I'll put it on now!
Scalloped Hem Jacket
Photograph: Robert Lucy
|Western Hat, Prairie Dress, 2014|
Photograph: Robert Lucy
|Fedora, Prairie Dress, 2014. |
Photo: Robert Lucy
|Fabric detail: butterfly pattern.|
Washed, lined dried...
yet to be ironed
|Hats for Winter|
|Ersatz Fur Hat, 2013|
Smartphone photo, alas. Hoping graininess works with the Edwardian vibe.
|The brim is shaped with a wire (secured by hand).|
|Wide Brim Hat, 2011|
The burgundy material glistens in relation to light, transforming the hat's appearance. A hidden drawstring in the crown lining makes the size adjustable to accommodate wearing one's hair up or down. (Women's hats, unlike those made for men, are often "one size". Before I began making hats for myself the only hats that ever seemed to fit well were men's hats!) With a light twist the brim sweeps up to the left or right.
The woman for whom this hat was designed was wonderful to work with! Love fest.
|Summer rain hat: waterproof acetate, cotton lining, 2011|
Love to be without the extra weight of an umbrella! (Maybe come autumn rain will sew a waterproof bag.)
(Hat; Wool, grosgrain ribbon trim, 2010)
(Rain hat: cotton with satin lining, 2010)
|(Grey felt fedora with wide brim, 2008)|