INSPIRING EVENTS

Never Too Much

Never Too Much

The Beatnik Couturier

The Beatnik Couturier

YSL's Quote

YSL's Quote

A Living Legend

A Living Legend

Mondrian and Pop Art

Mondrian and Pop Art

Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition 

Time: Oct 11, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

The exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent is at Seattle Art Museum. There are fashion sketches, photographs, short films, production documents, and drawings in the exhibition. It was a valuable opportunity for me to see his creative process and his idea as a designer. The line “Fashion fades, style is eternal” printed on the exhibition wall caught my attention. It was by Yves Saint Laurent and is his belief when it comes to fashion.

In the exhibition, there are different sections such as The Little Prince of Fashion, The Beatnik Couturier, The Celebrity Couturier, and A Living Legend, Never Too Much, including more than hundreds of works. None of the style is repetitive. Each one of his designs is planned and one can see the efforts from each pencil mark on the sketches.

There is a variety in every collection of YSL. One work that stood out to me was the evening gown from the section A Living Legend. The pink bow in the back caught my attention. It was from YSL’s Autumn-Winter 1983 haute couture collection. The use of silk on the pink bow together with black silk velvet skirt created a classy vibe that I’m sure every woman will love.

I could see the efforts behind every runway show of YSL. The fashion illustration sketches on the exhibition wall are full of pencil marks. There are details of what type of fabric the specific piece uses. The theme is always clear in every seasonal collection because of their similar colors and patterns. I spent almost three hours in this exhibition because there was so much to see in every peace and interesting stories to read from the side description. I admire YSL’s bravery to try new styles every time and break the traditions. My future goal is to become a designer like him, creating my own brand and designing clothes, bags, and perfume for everyone who loves fashion.

White Snow, Bookends

White Snow, Bookends

White Snow

White Snow

Lucas 11. 1987

Lucas 11. 1987

Self-Portrait/ Five Part. 2009

Self-Portrait/ Five Part. 2009

Close-up

Close-up

Henry Art Gallery - Fall Open House


November 04, 2016, 7:30 PM — 10:00 PM

 

The Fall Open House at Henry Art Gallery was a huge event that many artists and people who love art had attended. It was to celebrate Henry Art Gallery’s fall exhibitions, including Chuck Close Photographs, Paul McCarthy: White Snow, Wood Sculptures, MOTHA, and Chris E. Vargas present: Trans History in 99 Objects. 

 

I spent most of my time on Chuck Close Photographs and the Wood Sculptures by Paul McCarthy. The Chuck Close Photographs amazed me because when I looked at it from different distance, the sight I saw was completely different. There were many other viewers talking about the effects too. The work Lucas 11. 1987, a collection of Jon Shirley, got my attention with its rich colors on the canvas. It looks like a man’s face with eyes and mustache; however, it’s a combination of many vibrate colors when one observes it closely. It’s cleaver for the artist to play with optical illusion and visualization from different viewing distance and angles.

 

In Paul McCarthy’s White Snow Wood Sculptures, the sculptures are ranging in height from three to fourteen feet. After doing some research on the artist’s background, one will learn that the artist is interested in 19th century German folktale Schneewittchen (Snow White) and Walt Disney’s beloved 1937 animated classic film. His works make viewers question about the representations of the characters like Prince and White Snow. Therefore, I am wondering if the artist set the height of the sculpture much taller than viewers to achieve some specific effects, such as making viewers feel small while thinking through the meaning.  

Source for images on the left (1) & (2):

http://twi-ny.com/blog/2013/05/29/paul-mccarthy-sculptures-sisters/

https://worleygig.com/tag/white-snow/