FEBRUARY 23 2017 - APRIL 5 2017
How Long does it take to Become Famous?
Work by Kendel Woods
How long does it take to become famous, this idea of fame has great appeal or is it the process one goes through to get there? The transcendence of one self to show the power and beauty within the process of finding self or becoming successful. Take the metamorphosis and beauty of a butterfly, it can be symbolic to spiritual growth and the beauty within a process. This work shows the beauty in the process of finding self and becoming a better you through it.
About the artist:
Kendel Woods, was born and raised in Adel, Georgia. In 2010 he graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Retail Studies. In 2013, he entered into the Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was in Chicago, that he began to consider other possibilities outside of commercial fashion, and rather look at design more conceptually. He started to investigate, how fashion relates to the body, and how the body then interacts with its surrounding space and objects.
Growing up, sports played an integral role in his life and this became a major influence of his later studio practice. By looking at the relationship he shared with baseball in particular, he explores the parallels between sports, religion, and social status. He utilizes sport materials and found objects, to create sculpture and installation alongside video performance in order to illustrate these ideas.
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