read about it on Shaun's Tumbr HERE.
read about it on Shaun's Tumbr HERE.
On my days off from Seagull I like to spend my time working on my own artwork and going to museums and galleries. Last week I went to the Met to check out the armor exhibit and also swung by the Warhol exhibit going on there. (It's kind of all over the place and wasn't really memorable. The Warhol exhibit, not the armor one. I really enjoyed the armor one.) But yesterday I went to the FIT Museum to check out their newest exhibit called "Fashion and Technology", documenting fashion's relationship with new technology. Straight up my alley.
When you first walk in there's a video on loop of Hussein Chalayan's 2007 Transformer collection, in which models walked onto the runway, stood, and the clothes changed shape on their own. (You should watch this.)
The exhibit covers historical things, like the first garments made of fabrics that could be machine washed, garments that were made with a made with the first sewing machines, ones that incoporated the first zippers, etc. There was this one garment by Charles James that is made with a three foot long zipper that wraps around the body.
This seamless garment with 3D molding by Pierre Cardin was pretty cool to see up close, too.
They had a Halson piece made of ultrasuede, which Halston started to use after he saw what Issey Miyake was doing with it in the 70s. But Halston is Halston. And I'd rather talk about Miyake. I much prefer Miyake because I love how he plays with shapes and his innovative use of fabric. Like his famous pleating:
There was another garment by this Japanese designer I'd never heard of named Yoshiki Hishinuma, in which he uses polyester and polyurethane to create the garment. The effect makes me think of a dress floating weightless underwater:
The exhibit is rather small. That's my main complaint. I wouldn't have minded seeing a larger version of this. There's a much larger exhibit going on downstairs at the FIT museum, but it's about Ivy League fashion so bring a book...
"Fashion and Technology" is a nice survey of how fashion is always incorporating new innovations in technology. So, if you're in Chelsea near the Museum at FIT, check it out. It's free and interesting and will be on display until May 8, 2013.
Seagull Salon pleased to offer holiday gift boxes of super fun and travel sized hair products thoughtfully presented and artfully hand selected my the Seagull team! They are absolutely perfect for traveling with and each contains tiny but concentrated shampoo and conditioner by Kevin murpy as well as a travel size hair styling procuct and one full size (albiet still travelable) hair styling procuct. One of them even has this seasons HIGHLY coveted Color Bug Hair Chalk for those wanting to give something a little more fun to someone with a STREAK of panache! And each comes with a free samples of new Kevin Murphy products to try out!
Here is our well manicured stylist Carly displaying one of the boxes we have at the ready for you to pick up today.
In addition to the gift boxes, we also have holiday promotional boxes by Davines full of Shampoos and conditioners that come with a free gift (some are delectably scented candles and some are new luxurious hair potions) and are pagacked beautifully. Seagull Gift certificates are ALLWAYS available, but Moms for their kids and ESPECIALLY GUYS BUYING GIFTS FOR YOUR GIRLFRIENDS... (Here's and artile that proves it) You CANNOT go wrong with a gift of beauty to New York City's hippest, chicest and funnest boutique hair salon. Look no further.
Very Best and Happy Holidays.
Shaun and the Seagull Crew.
Over the years, many of you have gazed into the Seagull mirrors with Nolan Hendrickson's paintings drawing your attention, or staring back at you to invoke a kind of spirited gender, sex and dark caberet-ish invitiation into the artist's world. Most of you will recognize this painting that currently adorns our archway into another dimension:
This year (December 1—February 12), Nolan will be presenting new works from the series "Sportswear" as part of a group show at Zach Feuer entitled "Come in, We're Open," opening reception December 1st, at 6pm. This group show will include equally confrontational landscape and portraiture paintings by Brooklyn based artist Eddie Martinez as well as the jewel-hued compositions of Los Angeles artist J.P. Munro.
In addition to this group show, Nolan will be part of the Zach Feuer booth at NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) in Miami Beach December 6-9 at the Deauville Beach Resort at Collins and 67th street.
Here is a sneak peak at an unfinished work that MAY or MAY NOT BE presented at NADA.
AND, if that were not enough, Nolan will be represented in some way or another as his New York City Gallerist Ramiken Crucible will be hosting a booth at Art Basel this year to showcase Romanian born sculptor Andra Ursuta from December 6-9th.
For those of you who won't make it for a day or two, let us reminisce (if you've been coming to Seagull long enough) on this beautiful abstract landscape explosion/hot air balloon landing/taking off that once donned the walls of Seagull, and now calls my apartment home:
Very Best and Best Wishes to Nolan with all Seagull's love.
Here is the announcement from Zach Feurer.
Exhibition dates: December 1, 2012 - January 12, 2013
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, December 1st, 6-8 PM
For the gallery's post Sandy re-opening, Zach Feuer Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Nolan Hendrickson, Eddie Martinez and JP Munro.
Nolan Hendrickson will present a series of new paintings entitled Sportswear. In each vibrantly colored 5' x 6' painting, groups of figures intertwine with an array of objects from bicycles to decorative urns to flowers. The objects repeat between canvases, morphing in size and presentation and disappearing and reappearing between the figures moving within the works. Hendrickson (b. 1976) lives and works in New York City and is represented by Ramiken Crucible.
Eddie Martinez's paintings vacillate between references of art history and creating a new visual language through spraying, scratching, scraping and building up oil and enamel paint. Portraits with dripping eyes stare out at the viewer while abstracted landscapes and figures require closer examination to identify references of figuration. In each work, line and brushwork are prominent elements, highlighting the artist's gesture. Martinez (b.1977) lives and works in Brooklyn.
JP Munro's work reinterprets myths and legends, presenting the viewer with references to epic stories and historical events in decadent scenes. Rich color palettes highlight layered scenes of objects and Herculean-type figures that draw from art history and historical subjects. The paintings present the viewer with a new reading of history painting in which real and fictional histories are merged into jewel-hued compositions. Munro (b. 1975) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and is represented by International Art Objects.
We've written about Laura Parnes before, as she's one of our faves, and her new video piece County Down involves BOTH of Seagull's owners. Shaun is featured as a surly—and extremely fashionable—grocery store associate; and I worked on the soundtrack. It will screen at MoMA (or, as my grandma would say, "the Modern") on December 17th at 7PM. We are thrilled. Here's the link! xo Johanna
This Saturday something really amazing is going to happen at The Museum of Art and Design. In honor of Club Kid Herstory Month, performance group FCKNLZ Collective will explore the legacy of 90s club kid culture via a re-imagining of their legendary talk show appearances on Donahue, Joan Rivers, Sally Jesse, etc, entitled:
This is the sort of "life as art" I would imagine the original club kids dreamed of in their heads, but never quite managed to manifest in an actual art space as a group. I think what is most interesting on re-viewing the clips from 1990's talk shows is the sometimes violent, often compassionate and regularly downright mean reaction from mainstream American audiences. One of the more surprising ones in one of the clips is a military man who, around the time of the Persian Gulf War stood up and talked about democracy and exuded pride at being able to serve American citizens so that they had the freedoms to dress outlandishly and express themselves how they fit. Here is one of the clips from The Phil Donahue Show:
This taping should be really interesting and I'm hoping for a good amount of audience participation... Going back in time and adressing club culture for what it was and what it contributed to current nightlife culture is really interesting. Some consider 80's and 90's nigtlife to be simply fallout of a post-Studio 54 1970's NYC. But even so both London and New York City created a template that has ben re-shaped and re-configured to fit cities around the world that bypass class, gender and race, creating a real/imagined world where litereally anything is possible and, if only for a moment, there is a suspension of judgement and all is full of love... Until the morning (or next night) after at least.
What makes us doubleTrippleQUADRUPLEEXCITED is that our own Molly McCommons will be portraying an eyebrow-less baby brat club kid name Hard Candy. Meet the Seagull crew there and buy tickets for Satruday night HERE.
And here are some of the screen tests for the kids involved in the show! These screen tests actually hold up pretty well on thier own and are already yanking the Ryan Trecartin and Caden Mansen mindstrings.
We've heard that power will be restored to the West Village by Saturday afternoon. We hope it's even sooner! When we have electricity we'll call everyone who missed their appointment due to Sandy, and everyone who emailed us at email@example.com to be added to the waiting list. Please email us if you need to get in touch as our voicemail is also down. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. xo Johanna/SEAGULL
Hey there Everybody! Shaun from Seagull here! So we decided the best thing we could do is have our clients email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (thre is a link on the front page of our site) and start compiling a waiting list for when power is restored. As you may have learned, it is impossible to leave a phone message as the system is down, but we DO have access to our mail. So mail us to get on that list and we will get back to you as soon as we have access to our appointment books!!!!!
XO SHAUN SURETHING FOR SEAGULL SALON
PLEASE EXCUSE MY OUTDATED SPRING/SUMMER LOOK.
Hello! Shaun SureThing of Seagull Salon here!
Hope you all made it through the storm. I myself had to leave my home in the red zone of downtown Manhattan.
SEAGULL is CLOSED through Wednesday, October 31st, AT LEAST, due to power outages in lower Manhattan. Please be assured we will be open as soon as possible. Our stylists are itching to get back to work. Unfortunately, as you probably know, we have no idea as to when the power will come back on.
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