‘Pretty Secrets’ is a cheeky invitation to peek into the minds and desires of a dozen emerging artists and designers. This group is composed of makers from Canada, the United States and China, all under the age of 25. Each designer pulls inspiration from personal cultural diasporic craft techniques with a grounded relationship to the materials they choose to work with. They believe the future of design is in the hands of those who can work by peering backwards while still envisioning the future. ‘Pretty Secrets’ is a reflection — not on optimism for the future, but rather on a hope for contemporary beautifully crafted objects. Enter their world of beauty and unveil the pretty secrets behind each work.
‘Pretty Secrets’ is the second in a series of exhibitions. The inaugural show in New York of the same name was presented by Spring Studios in Tribeca and guest-curated by designer Eny Lee Parker in October 2023. Future exhibitions will be held in Los Angeles and Shanghai.