Susan Washington

 

 
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In a world where women continue to fight for equality, we are “Still Counting” the moments and milestones that make up a movement. Known for designing noteworthy exhibits focused on women’s empowerment, Emily Mackie, founder of Chicago’s  Inspired Interiors  design firm, gathered 21 female artists to create personal, powerful works provoked by the number of years it has taken to receive equal rights in a list of categories essential to living in true gender equity (think everything from Supreme Court appointments and Presidential nominations to the right to economic identity). These thought-provoking pieces will be auctioned off via mobile device during the SOFA exhibition, with 50 percent of proceeds benefiting a women’s rights organization. A live painting will blur the lines between artist and attendee, with silhouettes of guests continuously layered over another, illustrating how we’re all connected in this ongoing quest for equality.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

In a world where women continue to fight for equality, we are “Still Counting” the moments and milestones that make up a movement. Known for designing noteworthy exhibits focused on women’s empowerment, Emily Mackie, founder of Chicago’s Inspired Interiors design firm, gathered 21 female artists to create personal, powerful works provoked by the number of years it has taken to receive equal rights in a list of categories essential to living in true gender equity (think everything from Supreme Court appointments and Presidential nominations to the right to economic identity). These thought-provoking pieces will be auctioned off via mobile device during the SOFA exhibition, with 50 percent of proceeds benefiting a women’s rights organization. A live painting will blur the lines between artist and attendee, with silhouettes of guests continuously layered over another, illustrating how we’re all connected in this ongoing quest for equality. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


ART + FASHION = LIFE

Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood = Inspiration. After years working in NYC and the fashion industry, I relocated to the Pocono Mountains of North East Pennsylvania where my studio is now located. Monthly trips back into Brooklyn & NYC to visit galleries and studios continue to energize me and provide fuel for my studio practice which mixes traditional fine art materials with cloth and construction process from haute couture tailoring.

“Washington’s pieces are the perfect balance of artistry and execution. Jean Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood may inspire the narrative but it is Washington’s deft palette of textiles, paper and oil that tells the story.”

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