NEW YORK, NY.- The Garment District Alliance
unveiled the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing an installation entitled, The Morning Routine, created by New York City-based artist Deric Carner.
Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through June 1st. The Morning Routine is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year, and has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.
Deric Carners unique exhibit, which is particularly poignant here in Americas fashion capital, is a creative and thought-provoking piece that were excited to showcase as part of our Garment District Space for Public Art program, said Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance. We encourage all to visit the exhibit as we continue to display the diverse work of some the citys finest artists.
Through The Morning Routine, Carner imagines the life of a fashionable and hardworking mannequin in the Garment District. The exhibit portrays mannequining as a glamorous, yet exploited profession where work days are long and mannequins are rarely appreciated. The exhibition also represents how many individuals face pressures of attending to their appearances in order to achieve successful careers.
Carner has held solo and group shows at numerous venues including the Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, the Satellite Art Show in Miami, and various New York City galleries. He has curated various exhibitions including A Dead Dog's Eye, If You Were in My Body and Ways to Lighten Up. Recently, his piece Touch Belly was recognized by Hyperallergic in their list of Best of 2017: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows.
Carner received his Masters from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, NL, an MA from the University of Plymouth UK and a BFA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, CA. He is also a MacDowell Fellow and an Artists Space IPG and SFAC Grant recipient.
The Garment District is home to thousands of people working in the creative economy, including fine and performing artists, designers, architects, photographers and more than a hundred theaters, galleries, performance spaces and studios.