The New York Times: Warm and Fuzzy Department | Jim Drain’s Wearable Art

BY Deborah Shapiro

The artist Jim Drain has gained recognition for his vivid, abstract textile sculptures, whose soft, almost cuddly aspect renders them all the more strange and startling. Recently turning an eye toward fashion, and backed by the Greene Naftali gallery, Drain created a collection of limited-edition sweaters, just 29 in all, available now at Opening Ceremony. Their bright colors and pixellated patterns — a series of connected hearts, streaming data and brain waves, a wall of bricks kicked in by a midair ninja — have caught the eye of shoppers like Bjork. T reached Drain, 34, in Miami, where he lives and works.


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January 27, 2010