IN PICTURES: ‘Frau Fiber’s Mission in America’ at Huntington Beach Art Center

Local artist Carole Frances Lung is Frau Fiber, an East German garment worker and textile superhero who draws attention to the human cost of the garment industry through campaigns, performances and installations. Now, you can catch the tail end of her exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center, where Frau Fiber has moved her entire Long Beach studio. Lung helped start the HBAC back in the day, so this is a homecoming of sorts. 

It’s all smiles and alteration work as artist Carole Frances Lung’s alter ego, Frau Fiber, runs her “Tailor Made Pop-Up Shop” at Huntington Beach Art Center where “Frau Fiber’s Mission in America” is on view through July 6. Huntington Beach, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

The whole studio of artist Carole Frances Lung is set up at the Huntington Beach Art Center for “Frau Fiber’s Mission in America,” on view through July 6. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Frau Fiber does a pants alteration for a customer during her “Tailor Made Pop-Up Shop” where patrons dropped off their clothes in need of tailoring and paid what garment workers are paid in different countries. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

The “Wheel of Wages” during Carole Frances Lung’s “Tailor Made Pop-Up Shop” at Huntington Beach Art Center. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

An old 1911 hand crank Singer sewing machine is seen as Carole Frances Lung and her alter ego Frau Fiber do a “Tailor Made Pop-Up Shop” at the Huntington Beach Art Center. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Artist Carole Frances Lung keeps track of her alterations and the prices on a chalkboard. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Artist Carole Frances Lung fits Kimberley Do during the pop-up shop on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Huntington Beach Art Center. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

For more on Frau Fiber’s Mission in America, on view through Saturday, July 6, visit the website here. The Huntington Beach Art center is located at 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

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