FRIEND x OAZO
FRIEND is pleased to announce the second installment of its artist collaboration series Friend in Town—this time featuring works and products by Joshua Edward Bennett. Bennett is an artist, designer, and musician living in New Orleans, Louisiana, whose works tell stories that exist largely in the viewer’s own memory. Bennett’s collection with Friend, called OAZO (Esperanto for “oasis”) recalls a place that is "like no place." OAZO is rather “a community of intention and deep cognition of the metaphysical self.” Through his works, based in bold, striking, and instantly iconic graphics, he explores the signification of objects and relays their effectiveness in creating a particular feeling or action.
The product collaboration features limited-edition sculptural objects, apparel, accessories, and personal care products that will be available, as supplies last, exclusively at FRIEND until January 2017. This line complements Bennett’s solo exhibition at Good Children Gallery in October 2016.
Oil (2 oz): Fragrant and soothing body moisturizer with Safflower oil infused with calendula flowers, chamomile flowers, kukui nut oil, apricot kernel oil, rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil, and a blend of essential oils. $45.
Limited edition of 14. Made in New Orleans.
Structured bag for toiletries (or anything else) with a triangular base and cinched closure up top. Coated in local beeswax for water resistance. Custom-printed OAZO fabric lining and cut metal "stencil" label.
Measures 7.5" tall by 7" on each of three sides.
Limited edition of 4. Handmade in New Orleans.
$50, or $35 with purchase of Body Care Trio.
Sculptural desk object measuring 5" in diameter and made of eggshell cream and yellow acrylic and high-gloss black aluminum. Felt underside.
Limited edition of 6. Made in New Orleans.
Hand-hemmed and dyed yellow with natural plant dyes. 34" x 29". 63% silk, 37% wool.
Limited edition of 10. Made in New Orleans.
SUBLIMAR LAPEL PIN
Three-color flat enamel pin (1.5 x 1.125") with gold metal casing and single back clasp.
Featuring a striking "X" design in cream and yellow puff paint on a super-soft black polyester / cotton / rayon fleece from Alternative Apparel. Sizes S - XXL.
Limited edition of 24.