‘Long before it became the fashion and art commodity it is today, denim was the adopted utilitarian uniform of artists. Painters such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Kiki Smith to name a few, have famously been immortalized in blue jeans and overalls. Although trends will continue to change over time, the history of denim and art are inevitably intertwined. dutil. Denim wants to pay homage to the long-running relationship between denim and art, in order to continue its legacy and relevance.’
Ten Local artists in the Vancouver community will be participating in the up-coming ‘denim art’ show, exhibiting creativity and innovation. Working with Dutil denim, the artists are given complete creative freedom to transform the utilitarian function of demin, into works of art.