This event marks Quintus’ first time introducing a fiber based artist and designer to their repertoire and the first opportunity to view BlckBts in a gallery format.
BlckBts cumulates seasonal collections with a photoshoot and/or event & is excited to partner with a Quintus Gallery for an amazing exhibit and show.
Andrew Bolton’s “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” exhibit at the MET really inspired me to start thinking about what is means to have art & fashion forces at hand in my work in creating my “wearable art”; why is this term a large part of the art world, but not necessarily part of the fashion world?
From one perspective I am a Fashion Designer, with a calendar that reflects the seasons and how savvy shoppers are accustomed to buying wardrobe pieces. On the other hand, I am working in the mediums that are more traditionally known as Craft in the art world. The meeting place seems to be this term “Wearable Art.”
The Collection in the works for the Wearable Arts Gala will reflect these ideas and I predict an interesting twist and elevation of Designer vs Artist. I’ve started working with a few new materials and have a desire to continue to explore materials that have shown up in past BlckBts collections, such as tulle and leather.
This partnership with Quintus is an exciting inspiration for display for BlckBts and it’s an honor to work with The Community Foundation as it has done so much for art philanthropy in the Fingerlakes, New York area. Im thrilled to make this announcement and welcome you to join me on this journey.