THE SUNDAY SHOP

BY DANISH EMILE

WHAT STARTED OUT AS A SIMPLE STUDY IN COLOUR AND TANGIBILITY 

RESULTED IN FULL BLOWN OBSESSION WITH PATTERNS AND HUES AND DETERIORATING FABRIC

AND ALL THAT WHICH TEARS AT THE SEAMS AND CONFRONTING FEARS IN ORDER TO ULTIMATELY LAY WASTE TO THE MIDDLE MAN

WHO CHARGES YOU MONEY TO NOT USE YOUR HANDS AND SO I CALLED FINE ARTIST JASPER AND HE CALLED GREG AND WE ASKED JACK

AND THIOX AND FIXATIVE AND PLASTISOL INK

IT WILL NEVER DRY UNLESS YOU HEAT

IT AT THE SAME TEMPERATURE YOU USE TO BAKE A CAKE

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A VERY SIMPLE 

PROCESS BECAME SOME REAL DEAL IDEAL THAT SITS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND PENTEL OIL PASTELS AND THE SAYING "CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER" AND CRAYOLA THE SHOVEL AND THE SEED AND THE REALIZATION THAT YOU MUST DIG YOURSELF

AND THAT RANDOM IS NOT SO RANDOM AFTER ALL

 

 

EVERY GARMENT HAS BEEN HAND DYED AND THEN STRIPPED OF ITS COLOR AND PRESENTED TO YOU

AS IT IS AND WILL REMAIN UNTIL YOU TAKE PART

 

-DANISH EMILE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THE SUNDAY SHOP

 

BORN JULY FIFTH NINETEEN SIXTY EIGHT IN THE NINETEENTH ARRONDISSEMENT

PARIS, FRANCE

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