X-Stock in Full Circle Show

X-Stock is a concept for a line of clothing that uses the “deadstock” or “new old stock” of a Fifth Avenue luxury clothing brand. New but old, beautiful but hidden, these stockpiled clothes sit, wait and accumulate. While the deadstock problem is symptomatic of the retail industry as a whole, for a luxury brand the usual solution of a sale, or deep discount runs counter to its exclusivity. The clothes are consequently locked up.

November 15, 2012 – March 16, 2013
12 – 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Andrei Zerebecky & Lukasz Kos, Four-O-Nine, Shanghai

An Te Liu, Toronto

Carol Moukheiber & Christos Marcopoulos, Studio (n-1), Toronto

Jimenez Lai, Bureau Spectacular, Chicago

Lubo Brezina, LUBO, Toronto

Luke Liu Kuo-Chang, Open United Studio, Tainan

Mathematical equation, cosmological realm, simple shape, symbol, metaphor, transitive verb – the circle can be all of these and more. WORKshop’s exhibition takes the figure of speech “coming full circle” as its point of departure: a group of architects, artists, and designers visualize what the phrase means to them. Full Circle is therefore an amalgam of personal odysseys orbiting a convergent set of themes: location and relocation, polarities of East and West, historical and biological cycles, somewhere and nowhere, even re-cycling. Although singular in approach and tone, the individuals taking part all acknowledge a dimension of time and space beyond quotidian experience.