The Black Soft (Joey Topmiller and Chase Coughlin)
August 05 — August 19
In today’s paradigm of obsessive consumption and waste, there at times appears to be little space for genuine human expression. From this tension, rises THE BLACK SOFT, the interdisciplinary duo of Joey Topmiller and Chase Coughlin, whose boundless creative tentacles permeate contemporary cultural expression across music, fashion, performance, and fine art. THE BLACK SOFT made their debut in 2011 with the launch of their first and second EP’s under their record label Terror of the Understood. Since then they have been heralded as the darlings of the fashion industry collaborating and composing music for films and runway shows including: Vogue, Nike, Mugler, Diesel, M.A.C. Cosmetics, I-D, Rad Hourani, Patti Wilson, and Nicola Formichetti. Speaking from a vision driven by creativity in response to necessity, theirs is a universe of fluctuating contradictions. THE BLACK SOFT play and destroy, push and tease the constructed psychic and physical boundaries of the flesh and mind.