Fought the Mezzanine crowds at Chillin Productions to deliver MPR some soup and pasta. Am totally getting these paperclip earrings. Meg makes all of her jewelry. By hand. And not just clamping things together. She hammers the links, connects the chains…It’s really amazing work.
Truth? 99% of the art at Chillin Productions sucked. I’m not bashing on young artists or student work, but a lot of it looked like rebellious art student mishmash, neither here nor there, imitating what they think is cool and ultimately becoming a watered-down derivative of now-cliched ideas. I really liked this piece by Andrzej Michael Karwacki, though.
It’s not an Irene Hernandez-Feiks event without live painting. Really liked the piece on the left, both as it was being created and in its final form.
Favorite new discovery of the night: Yasmin Perez. Her jewelry pulsed with life! Have you ever wanted to go swimming with a necklace before? Put your hand down, Rose from Titanic. Sterling silver has never seemed so cuddly.
And by the way, KISS was there.
More pics here. Had a good time at the show. Always great to see creatives out there, showin’ their stuff. But in the end, I cannot justify paying for an unhemmed torn-up T-shirt labeled as a dress.