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Dirty Laundry

I hope to be able to get back to Hawaii again next month, but I wish I could be there sooner! Aside from the obvious reasons, there’s a fantastic show going on there that I wish I could catch. At the Nuuanu Gallery, they’re presenting Dirty Laundry: The Art of the Stain in Modern T-shirt Design.

Dirty Laundry is a gallery show devoted to the concept of potential. Using stains as an integral part of the design and fashion of a t-shirt, the show seeks to shift our perception that something (or someone, for that matter) can be ruined. Whether it’s grass, grease, or ketchup, participants of the show are challenged to incorporate the stain into a custom designed silkscreen, converting “ruin” to “remix.” In step with a growing social trend, Dirty Laundry assigns value to those items deemed valueless, further broadening our understanding of the ever relevant mantra, “reduce, reuce, recycle.” Perhaps the shirt’s evolution parallels our own, hearkening Shakespeare’s wisdom “every second is another chance.” Or perhaps it simply offers an edgy solution to spaghetti sauce. Either way, the art of transformation begins with the perception of possibility.”

More info here. (via Grainedit)



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