Morning Routine Deric CarnerSpace for Public Art 215 West 38th Street, New York 10018
Overworked and underappreciated, our latest exhibit in our Space for Public Art, The Morning Routine, examines what happens when the mannequin's of the Garment District sign off for the day.
Through The Morning Routine, artis Deric Carner imagines the life of a fashionable and hardworking mannequin in the Garment District. The exhibit portrays ‘mannequining’ as a glamorous, yet exploited profession where work days are long and mannequins are rarely appreciated. The exhibition also represents how many individuals face pressures of attending to their appearances in order to achieve successful careers.
Carner has held solo and group shows at numerous venues including the Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, the Satellite Art Show in Miami, and various New York City galleries. He has curated various exhibitions including A Dead Dog's Eye, If You Were in My Body and Ways to Lighten Up. Recently, his piece Touch Belly was recognized by Hyperallergic in their list of “Best of 2017: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows.”
Carner received his Masters from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, NL, an MA from the University of Plymouth UK and a BFA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, CA. He is also a MacDowell Fellow and an Artists Space IPG and SFAC Grant recipient.
The Garment District is home to thousands of people working in the creative economy, including fine and performing artists, designers, architects, photographers and more than a hundred theaters, galleries, performance spaces and studios.