T H R E A D & B O N E
March 19 – May 30, 2015
An art installation examining the intersection of fashion and architecture at the historic Cooper Design Center in downtown Los Angeles’ fashion district.
S C U L P T U R E – Ephemerality of Manner
Created with uncoated steel, this 8 foot by 6 foot sculpture hangs from the 20 foot ceilings in the center of the lobby and will remain a permanent fixture of the site.
V I D E O I N S T A L L A T I O N
A black and white video of hands slowly cutting and sewing fabric is projected on the large wall at the back of the lobby behind the sculpture.
C O L L A G E
30 x 60 inch Collage Panels that integrate paintings of fabric draped over vintage mannequins and crinoline artifacts flank the concrete pillars.
T E X T I L E
Bolts of grey, burlap/linen purchased from the nearby Los Angeles Fabric District transform the space twenty foot high draperies and costumes for the performance piece. Choreography by Shula, Costume designs by designer Lisa Franco.
P E R F O R M A N C E
Three costumed teenage girls perform a dance following the tiles of the lobby floor during the opening reception.
P A I N T I N G
Select paintings hang in the more intimate gallery beneath the projection wall.
D O A R T F O U N D A T I O N & S A G E P R O J E C T S
The Thread & Bone Art Installation is a collaboration between DOART Foundation and Sage Projects. Both organizations are focused on the creation and promotion of artwork visible in the public landscape.
T H E C O O P E R D E S I G N S P A C E
The historic Cooper Building was constructed in 1927 for LA’s fashion designers and manufacturers. Today, renovated as Cooper Design Space, the building is home-base to LA creatives and businesses in fashion, media arts and publishing.