L'Chaim by Nate Evans, 2016.


OUTLAYER and OUTLOUD are collaborative events featuring fashion design and fashion related artwork that is off-center, over the line, impractical, even (un)wearable. Artists Dawna Davis, Nathan Evans and Sara Kitaeff are curating a fashion experience that will introduce you to sophisticated, unusual and existential designs. Local designers, including but not limited to Anna Comella, Lisa Knox, Allana Taranto, Philip Sawyer, Karen McFeaters, Sara Tchen-Susman, Traeger DiPietro, Nikolay Cherny, Reginald Merome and the curators themselves use a combination of conventional and unconventional materials to create a one-of-a-kind show that will pique your interest and might even blow your mind.

The OUTLAYER Exhibition will be on view at The Midway Gallery from April 6, 2017 through May 6, 2017, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6-8pm.

The runway show, OUTLOUD, will serve as the closing event for the OUTLAYER exhibition. Featuring even more artists, including talented student designers from Lasell College, the runway show will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

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About The Curators

Nathan Evans is a Boston based photographer and sculptor. He is known for his stunning photography as well as electronic clock sculptures made of reimagined obsolete, industrial materials. Last year, Nathan’s Bullet Proof Bra was part of both the gallery and runway show. The bra was the first in a series fashion-armor pieces for women with a 21st century lifestyle.

Sara Kitaeff is a photographer, arts administrator and lawyer. She most recently contributed a selection recipes and photographs to the soon to be published Artists’ Cookbook (exact title TBD), inspired by Salvador Dalí’s cookbook, Les Diners De Gala, of 1973. She is a board member of a selection of local non-profit art organizations and has more than 10 years of experience curating art exhibitions and film festivals.

This is Dawna Davis’ third fashion show and collaboration with Lasell College. She is a wire artist, teacher and mentor. Her wearable accessories – hats, gloves, belts, bowties and neckpieces – add depth and flair to any outfit. Dawna has shown her work in New England as well as the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. She runs workshops in her home studio.