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Melwitz Folino

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 to Thursday, 21 December 2017
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ode is an homage to memory, place and material. This exhibition brings together a series of illustrations by fashion illustrator and historian Melwitz Folino, exploring moments in time and fashion history, presented in her unique and singular visual language. From the holy figure of Yves Saint Laurent, reified as Christ-like not only through playful compositions, but rendered as a highly personal, almost father figure for Folino, to the eccentricity of Diana Vreeland, rendered in rich, dripping, ruby tones. Ode brings together a procession of central figures in the fashion world, with Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin operating as centerpieces in this parade of memory. For Folino, Ode is almost Proustian, in its melding of time, origin stories and rendering of time and place as dream-like, performing a radical retelling of fashion history, through the self.

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Melwitz Folino was born in Calabria, Italy and now lives and works in Melbourne. Trained in Art and Design at the Prahran College of Technical Education she also has a Diploma of Art History, Textile Design and Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies. In 1979 she was awarded the Faber Castell Drawing Award and has completed commissions in Russia, Egypt and France. She now focuses her time on portfolio project “La Boudoir Dada” studio. Folino has worked as a lecturer at CAE and RMIT in drawing, illustration, fashion & textiles as well guest lecturing at the Monash Gallery of Art. Her work has been published in Dazed and Confused, New York Arts Magazine, Artist Profile, Frankie Magazine and Spinn New York.

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+61395217300

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2 - 4 Carlton St, Prahran 3181

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