“Lady Lamps” and Wall Jewelry Could Be the Next Best Type of Decor
Review of Katie Stout's "must-see" exhibition 'Verdant Malformations' at Venus Over Manhattan
In “Verdant Malformations,” Stout introduces her largest, most dynamic fruit-filled Lady Lamps yet, two of which stand at more than five-and-a-half-feet tall, and one of which includes multiple arms and glass shades. “There’s more emotion, not just within the whole form but within each fruit,” says Stout, whose produce creations verge on the edge of being overripe. “This year has been so challenging, but I also think a lot of space has been made for growth. I wanted the lamps to feel resilient, like if a fruit is rotting, it makes space for something else.”
Dallas Museum of Art
Women + Design: New Works
Women + Design: New Works is an exhibition composed of recent works by seven contemporary female designers.
International in origin and diverse in their media, forms, and objectives, this dynamic group of emerging and mid-career female designers additionally includes Katie Collins, Carrie Dickens, Iris van Herpen, Genevieve Howard, Katie Stout, and Faye Toogood. As part of the Museum’s desire to serve as an incubator of contemporary talent, all of these works will join its growing collection of contemporary design.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Katie Stout is featured in 'Free Play,' an exhibition that brings together contemporary furniture, architecture, artworks, and objects from an international selection of designers, architects, and artists.
Free Play centers around the idea of play as an influential actor in the design process, producing work which intimately reveals our drive toward novelty, upending traditional notions about the role of design in our lives. Each creator shares an alternate view of the world through objects which appropriate childhood motifs, employ satire, and generate form through chance. This sense of freedom results in works that are wonderfully illogical, whimsical, and poignant.
PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home
In homage to Le Corbusier's Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, Burrichter’s exhibition acts as a conceptual show home for the 21st century.
Ninety years after the original debuted in Paris, this contemporary PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU explores new modes of domesticity, as well as innovation in furniture design, where craft co-exists with computational expertise. The exhibition features over 30 international designers and artists, most of whom are participating with specially commissioned works.
Katie Stout (b. 1989) was born in Portland, Maine, and lives and works in New York. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Stout has described her work as “naïve pop.” In their form, Stout's objects meander playfully between functional object and abstract sculpture. Her works draw on unexpected craft techniques, and are often peopled by characters that fight the staid usability of traditional furniture while also proposing design solutions. Cheerful yet vibrantly assertive, her works tend toward maximalism and often convey challenging portraits of femininity. Stout is frequently cited as one of the leading designers of her generation and her work has been widely exhibited across the United States, in both art and design contexts. She has exhibited at prominent art and design galleries including Jeffrey Deitch, Tina Kim, Friedman Benda, and R & Company. Her work has been exhibited in institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, and the Swiss Institute. As a collaborator of Bjarne Melgaard, her work was featured at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2017, Stout was named to Forbe's '30 Under 30' list for Art & Style. Her work is held in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Museum of Art and Design, New York; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California.