All posts tagged: Sadie Woods

Collected Histories: “Open 24 Hours” by Edra Soto

Edra Soto has transformed the Commons at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) with her work Open 24 Hours into a beautiful place filled with remnants of histories that gives birth to transcultural discourse and new meaning. Fittingly, Soto’s culturally charged work is the inaugural project for this new “civically engaged space” at the MCA. As I walk in to the Commons to attend Edra Soto’s artist talk, there are installations of intricately designed, custom-made display structures that stand like pillars, shelf after shelf holding up empty bottles of all different shapes and sizes; the translucence of the greens and browns of the bottles providing a striking contrast to the opaque white of the shells that adorn their surfaces. Edra Soto informs the audience that she collected these bottles, and continues to do so, in her neighborhood of East Garfield Park. She picks them up, washes them, removes their labels—she cares about these bottles as objects. She sees something in them. They are not pieces of trash to be discarded and forgotten, they are pieces …

A Little Bit of Debbie Harry, a Little Bit of Jimi: A Prom Night Interview with Sadie Woods

Do you know Sadie Woods? If you’ve shared a room with her, that moment is likely etched in your memory. Sadie is a globetrotting curator, DJ, and artist whose style is impossible to miss. It is because of her sophisticated fashion sense that we have invited her to be one of our Chaperones for Prom Night.  This means if you’re coming to the event dressed to the nines and hoping to make it onto the Prom Court, then her eyes are a pair you want to catch. As we at Sixty, Autotelic Studios and The Perch prepare for the dance, we took a moment to have Sadie tell us about her relationship to fashion just before she jet-sets to Cuba.   Sixty Inches From Center: How would you describe your personal style? Sadie Woods: Mood. Refined grit with a little disco bling; hobo chic with a pinch of glam. I love to layer and incorporate metallic accents with accessories. SIFC: When did you first come into your own fashion sense? SW: I learned to do my hair …