Saturday | December 4 | 6 to 8pm
City Center presents Fabricated Art, a collection of fabric-based pieces by Don Coulter.
Using objects such as denim jeans, leather jackets, and aluminum pans, Don 'DonCee' Coulter manipulates common materials to create lush landscapes and to capture the environment of the Jazz movement. DonCee's environmentally friendly pieces illustrate creative reuse of materials while also touching on past cultural movements, bringing them to the forefront of the gallery. The artist carefully manipulates each material to reflect the nature of its subject matter. The exhibition displays works expanding over fifteen years of the artist's career, highlighting his progression from a hip-hop designer to a visual artist.
"My artwork has a unique look that is constantly revolving. Some have described it as having a three-dimensional / high definition effect due to the incredible attention to detail. Texture plays a major role in the overall appeal of each piece. Leather and suede have been my fabric of choice, as their texture translates well in my pieces. My only apparatus is the xacto knife. It allows me to make precise cuts and gain control over rugged fabrics such as denim."
"As you view my work, you will get some sense of perspective through my eyes. I break down my subjects in different planes before considering color or texture. The dominance of warm colors reflect the overall mood of my pieces. My goal is to give off a vibe of tranquility."
- Don 'DonCee' Coulter