Icons at Play, featuring work by artists Jisoo Lee, Emiko Oye, Ho’o Hee, Leslie Boyd, Edgar Mosa, Emily Cobb, Philipp Spillmann, Lauren Kalman, Tessa Kennedy, Natasha Morris, Akiko Kurihara, Alexandra Darby, Virginia Jakim, Sharon Massey, and Mallory Weston.

Pop-up shop featuring Ruta Reifen, Alex Ju, and Sasha Nixon and more!

Curated by Manuela Jimenez and Kendra Pariseault.

This show reinterprets cultural symbols and icons through the use of material, scale, wearability, and interaction. These pieces challenge and “play” with the viewer’s understanding of what symbols have come to represent in our everyday lives. Interpreted from a different viewpoint and providing the viewer/wearer a new lens to experience emblems, these works challenge our preconditioned definition of what an icon can represent.

Icons at Play is on view at Brooklyn Metal Works October 7 through November 30, 2017

Please join us for the opening reception Saturday October 7 from 7 – 9pm

Icons at Play Artist Talk with Leslie Boyd | Discussion with Co-curators Kendra Pariseault and Manuela Jimenez October 8, 1pm