Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Smock Shop

About a year ago a friend introduced me to the art work of Andrea Zittel. The artist statement on her website is as follows:
The A-Z enterprise encompasses all aspects of day to day living. Home furniture, clothing, food all become the sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs.

Her work amazes me I've spent many of hours combing over her book Andrea Zittel:Critical Space, it totally intrigues me, especially Uniforms. I had not been to her website in a while so back in April I check in to see what interesting new incite Andrea had brought to the world and discovered Smock Shop. Andrea has chosen 10 artist (and now added guest artist) to create what she calls "smocks"and sell them at a small retail location in California and then a larger show at Susan Inglet Gallery in NYC, in September. I was delighted, I had to be apart of this, so I e-mailed everyone listed on her site. Out of her 9 contacts, 3 e-mailed me back happy about my enthusiasm and forwarded my info on to Andrea. After 3 months of corresponding I am her new test subject and will be work with her doing, as she calls, "remote smocking". The pattern is in the mail and I can't wait to make it my own. For each smock I have a $35 budget and I will receive $100 of the sale proceeds. From this I've learned it never hurt to ask, the worst that can happen is rejection, and you never know unless you try.


Natalie Tischler said...

That's awesome Malissa! Congrats!

Friederike! said...

wow that is really cool! I stumbled upon your blog after I was searching for a pattern for Andrea´s smock in Google. She has a "raw" drawing of a "pattern" on her site, but I don´t understand how it works. So if you could help me in any way, I would be VERY happy. I´m a big fan of Andrea Zittel. One more question: are these smocks closed on the back, so that t is not necessary to wear trousers under the smock? THANK YOU very much in advance, greetings from Germany, Friederike!

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