With aNYthing Long Gone, 103 Allen Become miLES Pop-Up; ‘Cherry Pop’ is Tonight

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 at 6:10 am by
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The urban skate brand aNYthing vacated the Lower East Side back in April. Its former headquarters at 103 Allen Street subsequently became a yet another project space for the miLES neighborhood organization, which aims to “creatively” reactivate underutilized retail stores.

The so-called “Launchpad” at 103 Allen (KX-L x miLES) is championed as prime for designers and artists alike. For tonight, that means an “art social” called Cherry Pop, featuring the works of Norwegian-born crochet artist Hildie Gifstad and French Canadian photographer Chantal Stafford-Abbott.

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Photo: Felix Wong

From the mailbag:

Cherry pop is an exhibition featuring the work of photographer Chantal Stafford-Abbott and crochet artist Hildie Gifstad. Their debut show brings a two dimensional exposure to their varying crafts. This intimate pop-up event will build on the interesting experience and perspective that both Hilde and Chantal share as models and offer them a platform to expand their own unique identities as artists.

Hildie Gifstad partnered with producer Alec Esh from MASS CRUSH to create a video installation incorporating her crochet work, which will be featured at the event. Gifstad has been a fashion model in New York City for the past 4 years.

For ‘‘Cherry Pop”, Chantal has printed a series of large black and white photographs. Leaving no negative space, she’s mounted the prints on moving walls creating an box-like installation lit by industrial lamps. Her first self published zine titled ” NUMBER ONE” will also be available at the show in limited edition.

Kickoff is at 7pm.

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