Memoirs of a Naughty Geisha
Thursday October 20 through Saturday, December 10
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
title of work – 57 Orchard Street (between Hester and Grand Streets)
Luxury accessories brand title of work hosts the opening exhibition of Memoirs of a Naughty Geisha from Donnie J Lee’s “Geishas” series.
About Donnie J Lee
Humor and irony are used to comment on the nature of mass-produced creativity and its perceived exceptionalism in Brooklyn-based artist and designer Donnie J Lee‘s “Geisha” series. Lee’s unique, visual expansion of an otherwise banal classical beauty transforms the cliched idea of “Geisha” into a study of individualism and modernity.
Utilizing title of work jewelry and motifs on his subjects’ kimonos, Lee lightly subverts idealistic tradition and leans into sensuality, satire, and progression.
In collaboration with Lee, this season title of work founder Jonathan Meizler reconstructs each Geisha illustration, incorporating varying techniques of hand beading, painting, and embroidery in creating one-of-a-kind neckties.