Carpenters Workshop Gallery + Virgil AblohAuthor:Abigail Stone
What can’t Virgil Abloh do? It would seem, to anyone who witnessed the stir he created at The Golden Globes by dressing Timothée Chalamet and Michael B. Jordan in his high-fashion harnesses, that his talents are limitless. Now, the multi-hyphenate fashion designer, music producer, stylist and DJ, who vibrates between the discipline of his work for Louis Vuitton men’s wear and his own label, Off-White, explores those boundaries with a functional sculpture collection presented as part of Carpenters Workshop Gallery program.
It’s the perfect pairing: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, founded by Julien Lombrail and Loic Le Gaillard, produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and established artists and designers, who practiciing outside their expected wheelhouse — witness the recent Paris show of work by Karl Largerfeld. A San Francisco branch, housed in a 9,000-square-foot space in Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, resurrected out of Saint Joseph’s Church by interior designer Ken Fulk, was opened in 2018, joining outles in London, Paris, Roissy, and New York. Its currently spotlighting the work of Vincenzo de Cotiis.
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