If you missed the fashion show by Mr. Jonathan of San Francisco at ">Blackbird Space, you might consider keeping a lookout for more of his runway work. Showcased in the evening after the “Boutique” sale of useable art curated by Stephanie Syjuco and Rebecca Miller, the show highlighted the styles of Climax, a design label from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Artificial fabrics in an assaultive array of acid acrylic/Quianna colors swathed models of all shapes & sizes, advancing in waves of carefully choreographed combinations. Like great painting, the experience was deliciously varied and mesmerizingly repetitive; an exhilarating catharsis as years of my fashionista conditioning were seriously disturbed. (Mr. Jonathan looked suspiciously like Jonathan Fogel of a.o.v. gallery.)

- Cheryl Meeker [Sunday, May 25th, 2003]


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