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Fuller Rosen Gallery presents Patterning, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Portland-based artist Ophir El-Boher. Patterning will run through May 15, 2020.
Opening reception Saturday March 28, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Book launch Saturday May 02, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
How might we use fashion to represent time as continuity rather than change?
Fusing design, fashion, art, education, and sustainability, Ophir El-Boher produces unique, future-forward fashion items by deconstructing icons of Western attire. Trousers and shirts are unstitched from their original placement, relocated on the body, and finally transformed into new design patterns. By actively employing collaboration and communication, Ophir aims to lead a sea change — rethinking and recreating the ways in which clothing is produced, consumed, used, and disposed of. She believes that, if done correctly, fashion can inspire and lead to positive change. Through writing, public speaking and education, Ophir promotes cultural and behavioral shifts around fashion consumption, providing knowledge, tools, and methods for creative alternatives to satisfy materialistic needs and desires. In addition to the presented work, Fuller Rosen will release Ophir's latest artist publication; a guide illustrating how to make your own designer-outfit following the patterns of her exhibited couture. The gallery will host a book launch Saturday, May 02 from 6-8 pm.