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Exploring patterns in fashion and genetics, Ian Addison Hall uses vintage clippings to encourage empathy

Brooklyn based artist, Ian Addison Hall’s new work “Patterns of Science” is named after a United Nations program developed after World War II. The program promoted intercultural understanding in an attempt to prevent World War III. Using clippings from vintage catalogs, Addison expands on this notion by extending clothing patterns to model’s faces, hands and legs, thereby changing the meaning of fashion as an aesthetic expression to cultural egalitarianism. According to his website, “acknowledging that we are all the same encourages empathy, compassion and understanding.”

Born in Weston, West Virginia, Ian relocated to New York in 2005 and now uses photography and found objects to “communicate common underlying values we can all relate to.”

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