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Spring Collection, 2016

Leather remnants and t-pins
Looks 1, 2, 3, 4: 8 f h x 4 ft w
Looks 5, 6: 7 ft h x 4 ft w
Looks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12:
5 ft h x 3.5 ft w
Looks 13, 15: 30 in h x 40 in w
Materials for the Arts Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Jean Shin: Spring Collection Materials for the Arts Gallery, Long Island City, NY


Using commercial leather remnants from the production of luxury accessories, the artist reconstructs the “skin” of cattle and other livestock animals in the series Spring Collection. These fashion industry's scraps hint at the elaborate manufacturing process that transforms raw materials into consumer products. The enigmatic voids that remain promise an object of desire that can never be known or fulfilled. While exploring how the origins of material impact their meaning, the works questions how production and display alter our relationship to the goods we consume.

 

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