|Analia Saban, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Made in USA, Clothing Tag, 2019.
Mixografia® print on handmade paper. Edition of 20. 28.5 x 27 inches.
Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2019) – Mixografia is pleased to present Dry Clean Only, a solo exhibition celebrating the release of Analia Saban’s new suite of eight Mixografia prints. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, September 28 from 4 – 6pm, at Mixografia, (1419 East Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90011). The event is free and open to the public, with complimentary valet parking and refreshments.
Analia Saban’s latest collaboration with Mixografia depicts a series of garment labels reconstituted as handmade paper prints, dramatically scaled up from their original size. Each print in the suite looks beyond the familiar function of clothing tags as non-aesthetic utilitarian objects. Saban reveals the often-dismissed nuances that result from a definitively mechanical process, embodied in the textural embroidery and varying coarseness of these otherwise unassuming fabric fragments.
Their heightened scale accentuates their subtleties and imperfections, contrasting the precision and uniformity associated with the methods of their mass production. A human touch is evident in the ways in which they are worn down, frayed at the edges, and hastily severed from the hems of the clothing items to which they were once attached.