Jan 24th 2015

Massif Central Presents

@ Andrew Rafacz Gallery

835 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago IL

Opening Saturday, January 24th, from 4PM - 8PM

On view through Friday, February 14th

ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to announce and present the newest collection of limited edition artists’ scarves from MASSIF CENTRAL in Galleries One and Two. Please join us Saturday, January 24th from 4-8pm for an opening reception.

Chicago, IL, January 24, 2015– ANDREW RAFACZ hosts Massif Central, who will present their newest collection in both galleries. The Massif Central exhibition and pop-up shop will operate with normal gallery hours through Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Established in 2013, Massif Central produces 100% silk scarves by leading contemporary artists. The silk carrés (squares) are produced in an edition of 50, featuring hand-rolled hems and hand-numbered labels. Interested in the trajectory of traditional French silk scarf making, Massif Central is named after the region in France where the art form originated.

Massif Central works with a small group of artists, each devoted to the pursuit of their individual vision, to create a dynamic and distinct collection of high-end silk artworks. Our vision has grown from our interest in blurring the lines between modern design, timeless fashion, and contemporary art-making methodologies. Massif Central aims to create an enriching and tactile art viewing experience, where the owner of the artwork can feel free to wear or exhibit the silks in whatever manner is most fulfilling. The scarves have been shown and worn in a myriad of ways and creative interpretation is most encouraged.

ANDREW RAFACZ hosts Massif Central’s newest collection as a traditionally installed exhibition and a pop-up shop with new pieces by major international artists JULIA DAULT, PETER HALLEY, CHRIS MARTIN, WILLIAM J. O’BRIEN, TAL R, and JONAS WOOD. This collection functions as a way to showcase each artist’s unique approach to the scarf, and puts into perspective a small cross-section of prolific and highly-individualized artistic thinkers making challenging and beautiful work today.

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