February 3 – March 16, 2022
Just Shoes: Where Art, Craft and Fantasy Meet features more than 70 shoes by 20 artists, selected from a larger collection of fantasy shoes commissioned by Jane Gershon Weitzman, wife of the renowned shoe designer Stuart Weitzman. Jane had a vision to create a gallery of fictional shoes for their Madison Avenue store windows and she traveled the world to find artists who could help her fulfill her dream. Cobbled together from a surprising array of materials and forms, blending traditional craftsmanship with the unexpected, these shoes exist as artistic one-offs. Totally unwearable and joyfully defiant of practical use and anatomy, they exist purely to delight the eye and the imagination.
Curators: Debra Fram and Barbara Richards
Sharon Von Senden
Drake Phillip Wesson
Irene C. Reed
Joan McClutchy de Vidargas
Thursday, February 3, 6 – 8 pm, Flinn Gallery
Saturday, February 26, 2 – 3 pm, Berkley Theater
Shoes: In Conversation with Jane Gershon Weitzman and Christina Chiu
If you missed our talk Shoes: In Conversation with Jane Gershon Weitzman and Christina Chiu, you can view a video recording here.
Registration for this program is through the Library. Click here to learn more and reserve your space. All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination (in the form of their CDC Vaccination Card or a photo or photocopy of the Card) or a negative PCR Test taken within 72 hours of the event. No one will be admitted without this documentation. Please note that all attendees will be required to wear face masks at all times (regardless of vaccination status).
Women From the Ankle Down: the Stories of Shoes and How They Define Us by Rachelle Bergstein, 2012
100 Shoes, 2011
Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook by John Peacock, 2005
I Want Those Shoes! by Paoli Jacobbi, 2007