Window installations by Jonah Leslie, 01 to 03 2017.

Paint Buckets

The point of entry on each window installation begins with choosing the main material element with which to build. This selection is determined by things found in our immediate surrounding within the shop.

Shirts, bags, mops, boxes, paper towel, price tags and in this case white paint buckets, are part of the spaces inherent constituents- which are displayed with the least amount of added materials possible.

A monotone (often white) palette is chosen in order to accentuate the volumes, shapes and overall composition of the sculpture and to blur the relationship and familiarity one has to the object in question. The shapes created take form according to the vitrine scale; height, length, depth, and other characteristics of the building in relation to its perceiver are taken into account.

Added to that is the tendency toward modularity, thus making it possible to deconstruct and reassemble each set multiple times, before passing onto a new theme. This part is open ended. I will change installations when I feel it’s time, or have a new idea, or get tired of the last one…

It is this set of parameters that forms a common thread between each window installation I’ve created since the opening.

Above are images from our winter 2017 paint buckets remixes.

Peter Fischli & David Weiss, 1984- 1986.

Poster Section

These iconic prints are from Museo Jumex’s 2016 exhibition on the Swiss duo.

(Right) Natural Grace, (Left) A restless night, both taken from Equilibres (A quiet afternoon) series.

We offer both until stock lasts.

23 1/5″ x 31 1/2″

John Berger, 1972.

Ways Of Seeing

“Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created by writer John Berger (1926-2017). It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name.

The series was intended as a response to Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon, and the series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images.”

I’d pinned this video in my mind some years ago as something I wanted to post on the site. Finally I did, and learned just after that he passed away recently.

There’s a nice write up about him and his work in the latest Printed Pages which we have (the fuscia cover with a pseudo-happy face on it).

05-2017.

Slow Editions

New tshirts from Slow Editions with one print (the UFO graphic named 5904) by Masanao Hirayama -from whom we have a few other items floating around the shop.

Stock is very limited as we got the last ones!

Photos by Alex Blouin & Jonah Leslie, assisting by SD Fortin.

Kitchen

This deadstock traditional Korean dishware made of stainless steel and melamine was sourced during my last buying trip to Seoul this April.

With no particular agenda other than enjoying the first warm day since my arrival I found myself on a stroll down backstreets in a second hand kitchenware, and furniture area.

Feeling like an elephant in a porcelain shop while perusing these cramped little locales adorning haphazardly stacked shelves of cups, bowls, plates, mixers, pots, pans, cooking measuring tools, tupperware, utensils, ashtrays, kettles and other receptacles of varying shapes and sizes. Disrupting poker games, afternoon drinking and generally just looking lost, I rummaged around and asked for prices (to the annoyance of these older aged shop owners) and came out of it with a fine little array of dishware for the shop.

The assembly is currently available in store until stock lasts.

 

BaseRange 2017

A collage of our seasonal choices from BaseRange; intimates made with eco-fabrics and natural dyes.

04, 2017.

Raquel & Jodi

Photography & Styling: Jodi Heartz
Model: Raquel with Dulcedo
Location: White Wall Studio
Wardrobe: BaseRange Bra, Pilar Agueci Necklace, Henrik Viskov coat, Gazelle Shoes, Play bComme Des Garcons Long Sleeve, Saturdays button down, Versions Totebag.
All currently available at ibiki.