REFASHION (Korakrit Arunanondchai and Ari Fish)

Tompkins Projects is pleased to announce its third exhibition, Refashion, which examines contemporary fashion’s influence on two emerging artists. Refashion changes and evolves over the course of the exhibition. At the show’s onset, Korakrit Arunanondchai and Pamela Lee take over the gallery with their collaborative fashion label Korakrit*Pamelalee, featuring a new line: THRS (fashion for Thursday night art openings). When the show opens, there will only be a trace of artist and fashion designer Ari Fish’s work. Each week, Fish’s sculpture, drawings and design will be added and pieces of Arunanondchai’s removed, ending with a closing reception in a space that barely resembles the show’s opening night.

Korakrit*Pamelalee are a collaborative from Brooklyn, NY. Korakrit Arunanondchai and Pamela Lee met while students at the Rhode Island School of Design. Arunanondchai is a printmaker and designer originally from Bangkok, Thailand. His prints and paintings are complex and multilayered, as can be seen in his aesthetically similar laptop designs for Dell Computers. Pamela Lee has an emerging career in the fashion industry and has interned for the avant-garde fashion label threeASFOUR.

Ari Fish is an artist and fashion designer from Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and works in a wide variety of media-from fibers to ceramics and drawing. This spring she was awarded a prestigious Charlotte Street Award by Kansas City’s Charlotte Street Foundation. Prior to seeing her work at Tompkins Projects, you may have seen her on season 6 of Project Runway.