White Noise: An Apparel Narrative
White Noise: An Apparel Narrative showcases the creative design work of Tyler Klene, graduate student in the Department of Design and Merchandising.
This exhibition presents his evening wear collection oriented around the idea of subtle, ever-present, environmental noise.
Klene employs surface design techniques to reference noise including digitally designed and printed noise-making insects such as cicadas, honey bees, and beetles. In addition, there are computer-driven lights incorporated into areas of the designs that activate or light up in response to voices or ambient noise happening close to the dresses.
In many cases, dresses for formal occasions are created using volumes of expensive fabrics and time-intensive techniques. Klene’s designs are voluminous creations that are brilliantly detailed, and at the same time have a humorous element as a result of the blinking technology and/or bugs printed on silk.
Klene began undergraduate work in architectural engineering and later changed direction to work more broadly with textile materials. He completed an undergraduate degree in apparel design and production, and this exhibition features the results of his graduate design research for the master’s degree. Klene’s range of abilities is broad and includes spinning, knitting, dyeing, printing, embroidery, pattern drafting, corsetry, and wearable technology.
Viewers will find colors and shapes used in spontaneous combinations, resulting in a joyous expression of creativity.
Gustafson Gallery More Information
Location and Hours
The Gustafson Gallery features regular exhibitions of creative student and faculty apparel design and merchandising scholarship
- Location: Room 318, Gifford Building (502 West Lake Street), on the CSU campus – Campus Map
- Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Admission: Free; self-guided
- Closed on national and university holidays
- Contact: (970) 491-1983
- Parking: For campus parking information for visitors, see Colorado State’s parking information website.
- Fall 2018 – Jeff Miller’s Buddhist Approach to Guerilla Quilting
- Summer 2018 – The View from Here: Graduate Work in Digital Textile Design
- Spring 2018 – Recycled Design Exhibit: An Exhibition of Undergraduate Ingenuity
- Fall 2017 – [Dress Code]: Fashion in Flux
- Summer 2017 – Eco Fashion: Works by Linda Örhn McDaniel
- Spring 2017 – Ptero-Couture: Fashion in the Age of Dinosaurs
- Fall 2016 – Exploration of Faculty Research in Design
- Summer 2016 – Multiplicity: Exploration of Visual Vibration
- Fall 2015 – Scholarly design: Pair of Colorado State University exhibits highlight student work in West African textiles and historic crochet techniques
- Spring 2015 – Gustafson unveils ‘FGI Pop Art Fashion Show’
- Fall 2014 – Colorado State University exhibit draws inspiration from diverse cultures
- Spring 2014 – Materials and Manipulations: Memories Lost and Found Exhibit
- Winter 2013 – Spring 2014 – Recycled Design Exhibit