Artist: Daniela Ionescu
Exhibition: La Blouse Roumaine – Cultural Identity/Art/Fashion
Media: Clothing, textiles, photography
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov East
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About the Artist
Daniela Ionescu is a graduate student in her last semester at CSULB currently pursuing her Masters in Art History. She is originally from Romania and came to America after she got married and her son was born. She has had a passion for art history since the 6th grade. Her parents wanted Daniela to be an accountant, but after a while she realized she hated it so she went back to school. She changed her major three times because majoring in art history won’t bring in money, but stuck with it because you can eventually find a way to make things work. Daniela’s ultimate goal is to work at LACMA Textiles or a Romanian museum where her work is inspired from.
At first glance, Daniela’s gallery is very simple. There are pieces of clothing all along the three walls and also fabric hanging down in-between. The clothes were displayed on either wooden poles or mannequins. The base color of these pieces all seemed to gravitate towards white or beige and after that they became more colorful. The intricate details were also very eye catching.There is so much precision that these pieces undergo that you can tell that each piece has their own story and background.