Working It

Exploring The Fashion Of Art



ADRIANNE BONAFED

The relationship between form and function flourishes during Make It Work: Material and Form in Passionate Pursuit, an exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Running through Jan. 20, 2013, this compelling exhibition introduces fashion designs inspired by significant modern and contemporary works culled from the museum’s collection, which influenced members of the American Society for Interior Designers, who then created runway sensations for 2010 Fashion Week El Paseo.

Make it Work juxtaposes dynamic art and design objects from the 1960s to the present. Gifts and promised works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr. influenced members of the American Society for Interior Designers as they created runway sensations for Fashion Week El Paseo. These whimsical fashion designs are featured alongside a selection of significant modern and contemporary works from the MacMillan gift. Although artists and designers have very different goals, they share an affinity for color, pattern, shape, and texture, as well as a desire to experiment with a variety of media.

This exhibition contrasts playful contemporary fashion designs with important works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Bourgeois, and Yoshitomo Nara, among others. The art and design pieces included in this exhibition are notable for the distinctive ways in which their makers manipulated materials in their artistic processes. www.psmuseum.org

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Stroke Recovery Center Palm Springs Hosts 'A Night at the Copa' Benefit

The Stroke Recovery Center of Palm Springs will host its “Evening of Hope: A Night at the Copa” on Nov. 22 at the Riviera Palm Springs.

Mummenschanz Brings Message Through Playful Act to McCallum Theatre

Swiss mask theater group Mummenschanz is anxious to be back in front of California audiences Nov. 13 as part of the Palm Desert International Dance Festival and Choreography Festival at McCallum Theatre.

Dancing Without Borders

In November, the McCallum Theatre brings dance to the forefront with exceptional performances during the Palm Desert International Dance Festival.

Ry Bradley Strummin' Country Rock at AMFM Fest

La Quinta's Ry Bradey, a four-time nominee at the upcoming LA Music Awards, will headline this weekend's AMFM Fest with a Nov. 15 show at the Mary Pickford Theater in Cathedral City.

Shine a Light, Celebrate, Share

David Gonzalez’s Crisálida community arts project has begun mining the culture-rich stories of the eastern Coachella Valley.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Edit ModuleShow Tags