Presented during New York Fashion Week, Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness is an exhibition and event series that considers how Lower East Side residents utilized a local photo studio to document community, fashion, and self-expression. Experience this special moment in LES history and create your own with a portrait taken by Ilya Shaulov, one of the original Rainbow Shoe Repair photographers at the opening reception.
A selection of portraits will be installed outdoors around the Henry Street Settlement campus, produced and presented in partnership with United Photo Industries. Original photographs will also be on view at Abrons Arts Center.
On Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM, join a conversation about fashion and the power of portraiture moderated by Fashion scholar and co-curator Kimberly Jenkins. Free with RSVP.
Opening Reception on February 6th from 5 – 7 PM at Abrons Arts Center.
Select portraits from Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness will be on view outdoors at the following Henry Street Settlement Sites:
Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park (Montgomery and Henry Streets)
Workforce Development Center (178 Broome Street)
Boys & Girls Republic (888 East 6th Street)
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002