It’s finally here! WAM Collective is proud to announce their second annual design competition and runway show in conjunction with the University of Minnesota’s College of Design: Threads. Ten finalists from the U of M’s apparel design program have been selected by WAM Collective to go head to head as they send original garments down the runway on Wednesday, April 24 at the Weisman Art Museum. Student designers were asked to interpret Laylah Ali’s Greenheads Series into a ready-for-the-runway garment that narrates…
Featuring the work of local artists Vesna Kittelson and Carolyn Halliday, and New York based artist Julia Randall, Dear Darwin presents their individual explorations on the themes of natural science, evolution, and the figure of Darwin himself. Kittelson’s books present imaginary “evolved” flowers from Mrs. Darwin’s Garden while Halliday presents passages on evolution written on forms knitted from sausage casings. Randall’s large drawings present creatures and plants that have advanced beyond imagination.
Image top: Vesna Kittelson, Mrs. Darwin’s Garden, Book Four, 2014, accordion book. Courtesy of the artist.
Image left: Julia Randall, Decoy #1, 2005, colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.
Image right: Carolyn Halliday, Eco Codex Textilis, n.d. gut, maker, steel, and linen. Courtesy of the artist.