The Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife

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In 2015 I received a lovely book from a friend called: “THE ART OF BEING A WELL DRESSED WIFE by Anne Fogarty (first published in 1960)


I was immediately inspired by its pages, but didn’t make use of it right away, since I was busy working on other projects. When I received the invitation to participate in a group exhibition titled: Well Worn, I knew that this is the right time to get the book from the shelf and chose 8 pages from the book to work with. (I will share 4 of the 8 pages today….)

Notes from the curator of the exhibition:

“The kinetic, open personality of fashion is the personality which a society in the process of rapid transformation most needs” – Caroline Evans

If art serves as a mirror to our civilization, what truer way is there to reflect on our zeitgeist, than to examine art in its closet form to us – in fashion and textiles”

Fashion and textile design is adept at fulfilling a traditional function of art by reflecting changes in contemporary culture. As much as art, fashion is a manifestation of the times – of its psychological, social political and visual existence.

It has played an integral role in human expression and over the years has woven its way into contemporary art practice. Fashion has become the medium for social commentaries by means of cultural belonging, sometimes aversion; a way to dismantle societal norms or ways of confronting the constructs that the clothes in which we are dressed impose.

Well worn opened on Sunday the 4th of February at the Cavalli Estate Gallery in Somerset-West and will run until May 2018

For more information, contact Amy Lyn Eveleigh on gallery@cavalliestate.com

Hope you have a lovely week, and remember to dress well ;-p

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The results….

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A while back I called for participation regarding the ‘erasure’ project I have been obsessed with….see here.

Thank you so much to those who participated.

Here are the results:

CRAIG CARBUTT:

craig carbutt

HENDRIK CARSTEN:

hendrik

LUSHAN:

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Motor comedy not

horse play.

Many would laugh

Not cry.

Men say,

Women know’

The philosopher preaches

According to their convictions.

KARMA:

karma erasure

LENKA CLAYTON:

lenka clayton

WOLFGANG SCHRADER:

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Erasing words

Art portfolio- my work

In 2011 I fell in love with erasing words in old books to create new meanings…

Lord of the lies- altered book

Lord of the lies- altered book

For my ‘Skeidingsangs’ exhibition in 2011, a friend gave me the delightful book: Woman wedlock and the world.

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I wanted to do something special with this book…

Recently I decided to rekindle the love for taking words away in order for new meanings to surface.

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A few weeks ago I read that there is actually a term for what I like doing: Erasure poetry.

If you are interested in this kind of poetry I also suggest to read more about it here

“To erase is to write, style is the consequence of a writer’s omissions, and the writer is always plural.  To erase is to leave something else behind.”   This quote is from the gwarlingo blog. (I can highly recommend this aforementioned site- a delight!)

So I’m posting an erased poem everyday on twitter….

erased poem

there will be 45 of them.

Having fun with words.