WATER POEMS: September 14th - October 8th 2016
This trifecta collaboration was formed by Pilling with two other iconic Detroit fine artists, Jon Strand and S. Kay Young with the intent to interpret an original work from each artist then develop a pattern, produce textiles, design garments and manufacture the pieces.
MEET THE ARTISTS
For forty years, noted pointillist painter Jon Strand a.k.a. Jonny Strange, spends hours ‘dotting”. His extensive bodies of work, recently ‘waves’ are rich with color and movement. The Detroit institute of Arts along with other dedicated patrons, covet their acquisitions. Read more about Jon Strand via his profile in Essay'd here.
LESLIE ANN PILLING
Pilling is a fine artist and designer with a career spanning three decades. Her minimalistic designs embrace a comfortable elegant edgy lifestyle. The sophisticated simple silhouettes and fine fabrics spark intrigue with surprise details, while appointed collections define esthetic. Visit blank-itti-blank online.
S. KAY YOUNG
Life-long photographer S. Kay Young, is known for photographing the natural world and exposing hidden spirits of people and animals. Her visually stunning photographs are seen in the DIA and national collections, with many new pieces to debut in the up-coming show. Read Kay's profile in Essay'd here.