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Zero Waste:Fashion Re-Patterned Show

April 12, 2011

I am glad I was able to see this show before it closes on April 16, 2011.  I have an interest in recycled art and art that points to issues of over-consumption in our culture.  The highlight of the show for me was seeing second hand clothing treated as a source of color and building material for installation sculpture by Derick Melander.

The A+D Gallery website cites the show’s purpose as:

ZERØ Waste attempts to find solutions for dealing with fashion’s waste, as well as challenge fashion systems through their conceptual framework.”

I tried to get good close up views of the vest sewn from black gloves, the vest sewn from sandal leather, the sweater made from sweater scraps and the large white wall hanging with all the lines of stitches.

See this time lapse video of the main piece in the window, entitled Drift, being assembled.  This is entertaining because the A+D is an total mess during the assembly process and interesting because the video shows how labor intensive the installation was.

Drift by Derick Melander from A+D Gallery on Vimeo.

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