“Dream of Being” by Rachel Hayes is open to the public
Textile artist Rachel Hayes has recently opened Dreams of Being, a site-specific facility at Missoni boutique in New York on Madison Avenue. The Interior Design project and her collaboration with the fashion house, which began after creative director Angela Missoni saw her work on Instagram. Hayes and Missoni have already worked together on the Spring-Summer 2018 parade and the brand’s advertising campaign. “Dreams of Being” was curated in collaboration with A Palazzo Gallery.
The artist works with the same materials as in previous installations, but each project responds to space differently, whether in a formal gallery, out of the landscape or, in this case, within a retail store. For her, all the elements are the same and my goals are the same. And it is always leading the eye of a bystander around the environment, and both revealing and hiding light and shadow while maintaining a rhythm through the use of color.
When Hays starts working on a piece, he forgets the colors with which he worked, and starts building with darks/ lights, opaque/transparent, vibrant/monotonous, and finds a balance. The bold color and scale are metaphors for power. These are delicate materials that the artist is creating a structure. Never forgetting the slightly competitive feeling I had as I walked in and around the wonderfully gruesome steel walls of a Richard Serra sculpture, and realizing I needed to work so hard.
“Dream of Being” by Rachel Hayes is open to the public until June 30, 2018, at Missoni, 1009 Madison Avenue in New York.
Source: Interior Design*
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