Department of Interstitchiaries

 

Open to the public February through June 2017.
A reception will be announced for late spring.

From the series, The Labor Portraits Of Mildred’s Lane, Rebecca Purcell, J. Morgan Puett, Jeffrey Jenkins and Fellows of Mildred’s Lane for the project, HumanUfactorY(ng) Workstyles, 2013.

From the series,
The Labor Portraits Of Mildred’s Lane,
Rebecca Purcell, J. Morgan Puett, Jeffrey Jenkins
and Fellows of Mildred’s Lane for the project,
HumanUfactorY(ng) Workstyles, 2013.

The Mildred Complex(ity) project space, with continued interest in tangling the queries around storefront practices and the future of exchange, now becomes occupied by the multiple, interconnected and dispersed subsidiaries of Mildred’s Lane – The Department of Interstitchiaries[1].

This installation, library, press, and conservation studio, stitches together attentions, concerns, and works in progress including; Excerpts from the User’s Guide to Mildred’s Lane, The Living Archives, An Archaeology of Working People’s Cloth, and New Design Apparatuses.

The Department of Interstitchiaries is an organism of disparate parts and pieces of works stemming from the entanglements of Mildred’s Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity) projects.  It is now trans-atelier – with a slow storefront identity – and the culmination of decades of interdisciplinary work. These projects wherein being so woven together, so interconnected, one idea is Lego to the next, creating a system architecture embracing writing, history, conservation, collecting, and mixed forms of sartorial behaviors; featuring the Ambassador of Entanglement and current Fugitive in Archives to Mildred’s Lane, J. Morgan Puett.

Note: The Department of Interstitchiaries is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment throughout the Winter/Spring with guest resident-artists-in-complex(ity) speakers to be announced.

Special Thanks
These projects are possible by:
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

 

[1] Interstitchiary
inˈtər – ‘stiCH - ēˌ(erēs pl.)
noun
 1.between; among a place where one makes; to join, to sew, looping thread to join edges, (something, conceptually or materially) with stitches (mixed media.)