April 6th – May 13th, 2017
Opening reception: April 6th, from 6 – 8 pm
"We’ve gone from a period of having materials for utility to one that’s also based on generating desire. Historically, class dictated what we wore; whatever was most technologically difficult to manufacture was also the most expensive, so only the wealthy would have it. And from culture to culture, there’s always been a drive to embellish. Now it’s all about brand differentiation. But what you’re reacting to is not, say, Victorian ruffles, it’s the fabrics of our time."
"I’m drawn to synthetic materials—along with linen denim, cotton— because they seem to describe the world we live in now. That’s leather."
"Are you sure? I’m not convinced because it’s not pilling. Natural fabric pills. This feels like microfiber to me. It feels like suede-tex. "
"Light it on fire and see if it smells acrid."
"I recognize this from your work."
"I’ve used it in a few pieces."
—From a conversation between Jude Broughan and Eran Rothschild, owner of AmRan, a manufacturer and producer of bespoke packaging.
Born in New Zealand and based in Brooklyn, Jude Broughan has been the subject of solo exhibitions at venues including Marisa Newman Projects, New York (2017), Benrubi Gallery, New York (2017), Calder and Lawson Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand (2015), Dimensions Variable, Miami (2014), and Churner & Churner, New York (2014). She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and Hunter College, and was a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grantee.
Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Thursday through Saturday, 1 – 6 pm, and by appointment.