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YEOHLEE

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

YEOHLEE | SERRA

 

  

 YEOHLEE | SERRA       

The fashion and art worlds have long benefitted from a symbiotic relationship, but since the 1980s, an influx of artistic and commercial projects have fostered a more porous interconnection. In exploration of this common ground, this installation juxtaposes a series of capes and gowns created in the mid-1990s by fashion designer Yeahlee with large-scale, paintstick screen prints created in the mid-1980s by artist Richard Serra. Since opening her house in 1981, Yeohlee's thought-provoking approach to functional, timeless clothing have made her a leader among contemporary American fashion designers. Although best known for his massive sculptural forms, Serra also makes prints and drawings that explore perceptual awareness through geometric shapes and their relationship to a space. Yeohlee and Serra are both lifelong practitioners whose deep understanding of the inherent qualities of their chosen materials underlay their working processes. Each have a direct, physical experimentation with their materials. Both follow a restricted neutral color palette and have a highly identifiable, minimalist aesthetic.

 

The Yeohlee designs in this installation are all virtuoso examples of her zero-waste practices. Three of the gowns were cut from just seven meters of heavy, double-faced satin. The Serra prints were made at the start of a fertile period of experimentation where he expanded conventional silkscreen processes that redefined surface structure, scale, density and depth of color. First black ink is applied to the custom-made, large-scale paper. Then, a specially prepared oil crayon block or paintstick is pulled in long stroke over the cleaned screen. This process is repeated until the lower layer of ink is consolidated with the layers of paintstick to achieve the desired saturation and surface. Although conceived independently and for different purposes, these works, shown together, provide us with new perceptions of the work of Yeahlee and Serra and bridge a connection between two of the Museum's collection areas.

 

Phoenix Art MuseumEllman Fashion Design Gallery

1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 

March 17 2017 - May 29 2017

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YEOHLEE: FOLK COUTURE Fashion and Folk Art

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Sq on Columbus Ave and 66th St. New York, NY

January 21 2014 – April 23 2014

EXHIBITION OFFICIAL WEBPAGE

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM

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Previous Exhibitions

IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
February 10, 2012 - April 17, 2012
Book: IMPACT 50 Years of the Council of fashion Designers of America
ABRAMS, NEW YORK
ISBN 978--1-4197-0231-0

Yield: Making Fashion Without Making Waste
The Dowse Art Museum
New Zealand
March 26, 2011 - June 26, 2011

 

 

 

AMERICAN BEAUTY: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion

 

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, NY

November 6, 2009 - April 10, 2010

FIT MUSEUM EXHIBITION PAGE

THE MUSEUM OF FIT HOMEPAGE

Click to purchase the book AMERICAN BEAUTY by Patricia Mears

Click to purchase the book YEOHLEE: WORK

 

YEOHLEE: Design For Now
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Dallas, TX
October 3, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Fashioning Felt
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
New York, NY
March 6 - September 7, 2009

SKIN+BONES: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture
Somerset House
London, UK
April 24, 2008 -August 10, 2008

Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, Indiana
March 16-June 1, 2008

blog.mode: addressing fashion
Costume Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
December 18, 2007 - April 13, 2008

EXOTICISM
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York
Nov 27, 2007 - May 7, 2008

Contromoda
Centre for Contemporary Arts at Palazzo Strozzi
Florence, Italy
October 12, 2007- January 20, 2008

Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture
The National Art Center
Tokyo, Japan
June 6, 2007 - August 13, 2007

Luxury
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York
May 23 - November 10, 2007

SKIN + BONES: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Los Angeles, CA
November 19, 2006 - March 05, 2007

THE FASHION OF ARCHITECTURE: Constructing the Architecture of Fashion
Center for Architecture
New York, NY
January 11, 2006 - March 11, 2006

THE NEW CHINA CHIC
Festival of China
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC
October, 2005

YEOHLEE: SUPERMODERN STYLE
The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York
Oct 23rd 2001 - Jan 5th 2002

YEOHLEE
Victoria & Albert Museum
London, England
Oct 30th - Dec 4th 2000

The Super Modern Wardrobe
London College of Fashion
London, England
Nov 2nd - Dec 6th 2000

Mutations // Mode 1960 : 2000
Galleria Museum
Fashion Museum of the City of Paris
Paris, France
March 30th - July 31st 2000

Cubism and Fashion
Costume Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York
Dec 10th 1998 - March 14th 1999

China Chic: East Meets West
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York
Feb 16th - Apr 24th 1999

Energetics: Clothes and Enclosures
Aedes East Gallery
Berlin, Germany
May 22nd - June 19th 1999
Netherlands Architecture Institute
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aug 1st - Sept th 1998

The New Couture
Museum of the City of New York
New York, New York
Nov 20th 1984 - June 16th 1985

Yeohlee Teng/Fashion
P.S. 1
The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc.
Long Island City, New York
Jan 22nd - Mar 18th 1984

Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design
Hayden Gallery
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 15th - June 27th 1982

PERMANENT COLLECTION

Kyoto Costume Institute
Kyoto, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York
The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum
London, England