Artist-in-Residence Mark Newport Featured in “ReFashion”
Frank Rose, curator and director of gallery form & concept, talked to the Santa Fe Reporter about his drive to create a fashion-centric experience. The idea came from a recent encounter with the adult onesies created by Mark Newport, head of the fiber department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. “Newport transforms his childhood heroes, like the Incredible Hulk and Batman, into full-body knitted creations, complete with heroically exaggerated proportions,” said Rose to the Santa Fe Reporter. “I saw his work and knew we should do a fashion thing, a lot of artists are playing with it, but there isn’t a lot of wall space being given to it.” The exhibition ReFashion is open through October 30, 2016.