07.10 - 31.10.2020
A solo exhibition by Chloe Townsend
Salon Ninety One is proud to present Good Vibrations by Chloe Townsend - her very first solo exhibition with our gallery. A true celebration of female creativity and power, this body of work was created and produced by the Artist in collaboration with the talented Missibabas. The works which form part of this collection are playful yet potent. Chloe Townsend uses bold colour, repeating motifs such as hands and eyes, and 3D layering to masterfully explore her medium. The Artist skillfully traverses the often-blurred lines between concept, fashion, design, craft, and fine art. This dynamic body of work subverts the masculinity often associated with leatherworking through her choice of subject matter. Throughout the show, the viewer is offered up scenes of contemplation, sweet surrender, joyful offerings, and dreamscapes unfurling over fields of flowering plants.
This body of work has been created in celebration of the 15- year journey of Missibaba. The leather pieces have been lovingly brought to life by myself and the Missibaba team. Looking back at some of our much-loved symbols and themes, it has been such a joy for us all to make this work all the while sharing remembrances of this wild roller coaster ride we've travelled together. As a team we have tried to push the boundaries of leathercraft. Looking at traditional techniques, we have brought a large dose of unique feminine vibrancy to a traditionally masculine craft. A deep love of pattern and colour is woven through each piece. We hope this joy and all the love we've invested is tangible. Good vibrations to all!