Madame Magar

small-batch label exploring fashion, art, performance & history

Madame Magar Makeshift Studios/Shops


Pop-up studios/shops/installations: setting up shop in unusual &        unused venues; storefront windows, abandoned buildings, shops, old barns, galleries and museums

The Upstairs Gallery: The Mood Indigo Collection

Nina Simone Silhouette

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The Preservation Society Storefront Windows: The Sea Island Blue Collection

 

 

 

 

January 31-March 13,2015

Nina Simone Silhouette

Created for a Nina Simone themed group exhibit in her birthplace town; Tryon,NC. I stitched a Nina portrait with hand dyed indigo dress scrap fabric, from a collection of small batch dresses sewn for the Nina collection. Paying homage to the high priestess of soul by incorporating a shrine for her in the gallery.

 

 

 

Madame Magar's Makeshift Studio/Shop:

Created a Makeshift Studio/Shop in a King street Storefront window. Indigo dyeing home goods in onewindow. In the other window, creating a Gullah "rag quilt" coat out of indigo dyed scrap fabric,


The Pinckney Project at the Charleston Museum

Eliza Lucas Pinckney Silhouette

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Eliza Lucas Pinckney Silhouette

Madame Magar's Makeshift Studio at the Charleston Museum.

June 12-June 22, 2015

A portrait of Eliza Lucas Pinckney who as a young girl brought indigo to this region of South Carolina and made it a huge cash crop. Since there is no known portrait of Eliza; (it was stolen or lost in a fire); I hand stitched her silhouette withhand dyed indigo dress scrap in the Charleston Museum. A collaboration exhibit/installation as part of the Pinckney project to raise awareness and money for the restoration of Eliza's gown.


SC Makers Exhibit at the SC State Museum: SC State Flag

South Carolina flag quilt

 

Madame Magar's Makeshift Studio:

As the SC state flag color is indigo and the state color is indigo, for the SC makers exhibit I stitched the SC State flag out of indigo dyed dress fabric scrap; in the SC state Museum gallery.

South Carolina flag quilt