NOW Gallery has confirmed that the fashion designer will be its Winter collaborator for Rinse,Repeat which will be on display at the gallery from the 28th November.
This new exhibition will be an interactive and multi-disciplinary installation made up of three elements to offer an insight into Malone’s passions and processes.
Available for visitors to view for free from the 28th November, the display will include large soft hanging interactive sculptures and intimate vitrines that will highlight the designer’s creative process of clothing design through toiles, samples, sketches, textures and video.
Also as part of the installation, a series of large moving images will display performers repeating hypnotic movements designed to invite the public to examine the reality of making and building around the human form, creating a conversation that circles between the creator, performer and viewer and back again – the “rinse and repeat”.
Talking about the installation Richard Malone said: “The future of London is uncertain, and slowly being built in front of us. The aim of this installation is to literally light up the Peninsula with a body of work that is human, joyful, bold, creative and inclusive, as well as forward looking. The exhibition will involve and confront viewers from outside in hypnotic and repetitive movements, as well as improvised, bold moments of motion that stem from the dialogue between maker and performer. A big aim of mine is to highlight Greenwich Peninsula’s ever changing functionality and potential.”
Those who are visiting will be able to interact with all the elements within; discovering insider tips and techniques from Malone’s own sketchbooks; listening to transcripts of his private appointments to understand his applauded understanding of the female shape and the technical and architectural structure his clothing entails; as well as trying the clothes themselves.
Jemima Burrill NOW Gallery Curator said: “There is a self assured presence about Richard Malone’s work which lends itself to creating an exciting exhibition. This exhibition focuses on the endless moving, changing and reimagining of fashion; looking at process as well as the finished product. Richard Malone’s thoughtful insight into how people live and work ensures he designs for people to enjoy his garments. This exhibition will reflect this enjoyment, and his appealing vision to engage with people whilst forever experimenting.”
Rinse, Repeat will be on display at the NOW Gallery from the 28th November until the 27th January 2019. For more information visit: http://nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/rinse-repeat