TECHstyle SoftWEAR: Surface & Shape, Corinne Okada, Colleen Quen, & Rick Lee

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
September 16 – October 31, 2010
www.sjquiltmuseum.org/

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday 10am – 5pm
Opening reception September 17, 7 pm

TECHstyle SoftWEAR: Surface & Shape is an artwear installation representing Silicon Valley — a region without real boundaries and with an ethos that is difficult to capture in concrete form. This collaboration uses textiles designed by Corinne Okada Takara through the fusionwear sv project/experiment in sculptural artwear created by Colleen Quen in an environment designed by Rick Lee.

For fusionwear sv, the public was invited to submit imagery that represents their Silicon Valley experiences. These collected images were used to create a visual vocabulary for Silicon Valley and to inspire Takara’s designs for Silicon Valley print fabrics.The public was also invited to submit their own fabric designs, and the winning designs were selected by public vote. Fabrics based on Takara’s designs were used to create Colleen Quen’s artwear sculptures, and the designs of contest winners Deborah Corsini, Jonathan McCabe, and Laurel Shimer are also incorporated into the installation environment.


 
 
Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy of the artists.

Image courtesy of the artists.

Image courtesy of the artists.

Image courtesy of the artists.

Image courtesy of the artists.

Image courtesy of the artists.