The NYC Makers show opened at the Museum of Art and Design July 1, 2014 and will run until October 12, 2014. If you are in the NYC area you will definitely want to check out the museum's programing and workshops over the next few months. Ranging from performances to indigo dying and natural dying with plants to kite building a others, MAD is a breath of fresh air.
CONFETTISYSTEM is exactly what it sounds like. Nicholas Anderson and Julie Ho are a working duo artist pair that use everyday materials like cardboard, tissue paper, silk etc. to make incredible installations . The have traveled the world with their work creating pieces for music industry giants such as Beyonce to custom design work for PS1/MOMA and the list goes on. Click above and it will take you to their website which will help put some fun in your day. We love on their About page they say that their friendship "A friendship born from their shared love of communal celebration and craft-making has brought them together to create a new system" That energy and love certainly comes through!
We've linked the image about to BFAMFAPhD. The group is a collective successfully spotlighting criticism toward the cost of education and other major issues facing artists not only in NYC where the cost of living is criticized by some to be draining the city of it's cultural capital with designers and artists migrating out of the city to survive and be able to make work.
Brothers who work together to make awesome work. Their website tag line: Spend your life doing what you love. Be focused and disciplined. Collaborate.
Their sewn and woven constructions and obviously beadwork are incredibly well executed and designed and even more importantly a joy to visually explore.
Chen Chen and Kai Williams produce furniture, jewelry, and objects that are thematically encased in resin, plaster or concrete or clean crisp lines in wood, metal or stone that reveal the duo's sculptural funky touch to everything they make.
Eckhaus Latta produces great fashion collections that are simple, fresh, and fun. They explore construction often mixing materials in unique combinations. Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta hail from RISD, have an astute understanding of fashion and art, love to use models as performers, and have ongoing collaborations such as the one referenced above with director Alexa Karolinski which is their second project together. There is a tinge of darkness and morbidity to the work that keeps the viewer in suspense. In 2013 they paired with Bjarne Melgaard creating "Liquid Cosmetics" for "Ignorant Transparencies" at Gavin Brown in NYC . Below is the video of Family: