17 October - 13 December 2014
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation proudly presents,
Cloth Studies created in response to Collection+: Pinaree Sanpitak
“Through my work as a clothing designer I am in constant dialogue with women on issues connected to the body, age, gender, prescribed ideal of beauty, and identity. Often, the most compelling conversations are centred on the emotional and psychological impact which clothing and dressing has on the individual. Cloth is a powerful medium. It protects, creates our image, shapes our behaviour, and embodies our deepest memories. I have discovered that the power of cloth and clothing exists on other depths beyond the “fashion” level.
The two works I have created for SCAF are an abstract study of cloth. It is an exploration of the meanings hidden in its seams, drape and creases. My premise is the female physical and spiritual presence. I am interested in exploring concepts of veiling, shrouding, trapping and the idea of looking inward, versus, exposure, decoration, display and the idea of looking outward. Ultimately, the works are a celebration of eroticism, stamina and fertility, but also sensing the frailty, loneliness and mystery of the woman.“
Alistair’s Cloth Studies will be on display at SCAF from 17 October – 13 December 2014.
Alistair Trung is a Vietnamese / Australian designer, and a fashion and textile graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney. A self-described “cloth addict”, Trung seeks intelligent solutions based on architectural cuts and an exploration of form, space and movement that liberates the body. Trung has four independent boutiques in Sydney and Melbourne. International and national stockists have included Lane Crawford Hong Kong, Browns of London, and Eastern Market, Christine and Cose Ipanema in Melbourne.