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PDX Resale Shows Off Wearable Art

Friday, October 24, 2014

 

Jackets by Lenny Oldeboom Photo Credit: PDX Resale Facebook (image cropped)

Jackets by Lenny Oldeboom Photo Credit: PDX Resale Facebook (image cropped)

Chris Andreae and Lenny Oldeboom will be showing their new wearable art collections at PDX Resale & Gallery Macabre tomorrow, Saturday October 25. 

Rebecca Yeaman, owner of PDX Resale, opened the used/resale clothing store in the summer of this year as an experiment to see if the "out of the way" space could be a viable shop and gallery. The shop sits on the cusp of Portland and Beaverton, and is filled with garments that are carefully inspected for damage, laundered, and subjected to a high heat dry. All clothes, shoes, and purses are only $5.00, while jeans (for all sizes), cost around $8.00. 

What sets the space truly apart, though, is that PDX Resale is also a Macabre Art gallery, showcasing wearable artwork from local and international artists.  

Chris Andreae’s newest collection showing at PDX Resale this Saturday will include hats for humans and your tiny dog companions, as well as sculptures, and ghoulish-styled fascinators perfect for Halloween. The pieces will be available for purchase at the event. 

Found objects and decorative taxidermy are heavily involved in Andreae’s nature-inspired wearable artwork. “At some point I wanted the things I make to do more than hang on a wall; I wanted to make things that people could use. Using everything that was in me from the art schools (as well as a hell of a lot of travel) came out. And the result: the main event is the simultaneous impact of three ‘effects': beauty, horror and humor,” said Andreae.  

Netherlands composer, photographer, and artist, Lenny Oldeboom will be presenting a series of one of a kind hand painted jackets during the open house. Some jackets are covered in vibrant colors like the green jacket with pink lapels and wacky gold and yellow curvy shapes. Seven out of the ten jackets being shown will be available for purchase. 

“My favorite pieces of Andreae's are the Small Hats for Tiny Dogs and People. Many of the pieces feature locally-sourced teeth, fur, bones and sometimes full bird skeletons. Oldeboom sent one jacket that not only is painted but features gold paint and glitter that is stunning,” said Yeaman. 

Contessa de la Luna, local late night radio host of The Confessional, and “Portland weird” icon, will be performing at the event, as well as Portland based band Sea Charms

The open house event is on Saturday, October 25 from 11 am- 3 pm at 10215 SW Park Way in Portland. 

 

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