By  on March 9, 2018

Angela Missoni's curiosity and roving eye keeps Surface Conversion sharp and relevant. The project, which features collaborations between Missoni and various artists who develop site-specific works for the flagship at 1009 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, was created for sharing art with customers and the public.Missoni asks artists to develop site-specific pieces, with the possibility of integrating artworks into every single corner of the store. She watches as the art transforms the scale of the boutique, hoping it will open a dialogue about the relationship between culture, fashion and art.“Dreams of Being,” an installation by American textile artist Rachel Hayes, opened Wednesday as the latest installment of Surface Conversion, curated in collaboration with a Palazzo Gallery. The exhibition features Hayes’ large scale, hand-sewn patchwork tapestries that experiment with themes of color, shadow and light.

Hayes' works are both powerful and fragile — bright, optimistic colors on delicate fabrics. Hayes is inspired by the traditions of quilt making, sculpture, painting and stained glass. She uses materials based on these crafts to design her abstract fabric compositions.

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