Pretty Secrets — PS: I<3U
Jan 19
Jan 28 2024
exhibition in-person

‘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.


Angelina Pei, Cat Love, Jia Zin Huang, Izzy Yang, Madeleine Young, Maggie Pei, Sarah Holloway




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Sarah Holloway
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Gallery full of furniture and in the right corner there is a screen that says "Pretty Secrets"
Pretty Secrets NYC
A black, geometric stove and a black, sconce that plugs into the wall and looks. like a vine against a white gallery wall.
Left: Madeleine Young's 90 Degree Stove; Right: Sarah Holloway's Morning Glory Sconce
White porcliene candel holder has a lean to it that makes it look like it is falling. The ceramic holder has three legs that ungulate wider and skinnier creating a rippling pattern.
Izzy Yang's Spring Vessel
A metal chair that is made up of blow-up bubble forms. It is symmetrical, resampling a throne in stature.
Jia Xin Huang's Eternal Recurrence II
A organically shaped black shiny piece of wood with a flashing green light at the bottom. A power cord and an ethernet cable come out of its underbelly.
Sarah Holloway's Yilan Wifi Router