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You Look Fabulous art exhibit and fashion show presented at the Night Gallery


Andrew Hadle's Slumber Party Suit is showcased at You Look Fabulous Oct. 7–31 in the Night Gallery at the Tempe Marketplace.


Photo by Nan Vaughn

September 24, 2010

Who
The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents You Look Fabulous. The exhibition and fashion show is curated by Nan Vaughn, MFA candidate in sculpture. You Look Fabulous artists are School of Art faculty, graduate students and alumni, including works by Lynette Andreasen, Amanda Frazier, Connie Furr, Andrew Hadle, Nan Hutchinson-Vaughn, Katie Kaleida, Amy Masters, Teresa Miro-Martin, Ann Morton, Mary Neubauer, Chris Parks, Benjamin Phillips, Katie Poterela, Wendy Raisanen, Sam Troxell, Erika Vogt-Nilsen, Kris Waid- Jones and James White.

What
Sculpture, fantasy and fashion collide on the runway in the You Look Fabulous exhibition where functionality takes a side step to concept and dialogue. Metals, textiles, even objects found in the environment are used to create bizarre and unique art for the human body. Experience You Look Fabulous Oct. 7–31 at the Night Gallery. A fashion show opens the exhibition Oct. 8 at 7:15 p.m.

In You Look Fabulous, some works could be viewed as couture, while others extend from the odd to the extreme. James White, ASU School of Art sculpture professor and faculty advisor for the Night Gallery says, “The threads of predictability are twisted by the artists in the Night Gallery’s wearable art exhibition.”

“Each exhibition at the Night Gallery takes on its own character and appearance,” says Kris Waid-Jones, Night Gallery director. “The exhibition, You Look Fabulous, is truly unique. Our opening event is a runway show featuring clothing and accessories that run from the traditional to the extreme, and utilizing such diverse media as neon, plastic bags and cheese.”

Nan Vaughn, the exhibit's curator and ASU School of Art MFA candidate in sculpture says, “In this exhibit, sculpture and fabric are shredded and rewoven into a new definition of apparel.”

Apparel also links art and dance in AccessTango, which includes free Argentine Tango classes, dance practice, and performances in the Night Gallery. Daniela Borgialli, ASU School of Dance faculty associate and alumna, presents AccessTango. Basic skills classes are 6–7 p.m., followed by dance practices and performances at 8:45 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22.

The Night Gallery at the Tempe Marketplace is an exhibition space for ASU School of Art faculty, graduate students and alumni in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The gallery is a result of a partnership between the Herberger Institute and Vestar Development Company.

Where
The Night Gallery is located at the Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ. The gallery is on the west end and south side of “The District” between Barnes & Noble bookstore and Aeropostale.

When
Exhibition: Oct. 7–31, 2010
Opening Reception: Oct. 7–8, 6–9 p.m.
Fashion show: Friday, Oct. 8, 7:15 p.m.
AccessTango: Basic skills classes 6–7 p.m., followed by dance practices and performances at 8:45 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22.
Night Gallery hours: 6–9 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday

Cost
All events are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
James White
ASU School of Art professor
480.734.8064
James.white@asu.edu

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Michelle White 
ASU School of Art 
Night Gallery
480.734.8058
Mjwhit10@asu.edu