For those of you that cannot make it to the gallery to see this show…
below is a link to the online catalogue for your viewing pleasure 🙂
Enjoy! Hope you have a great week
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you have a lovely week, and remember to dress well ;-p
Pre-exhibition playing dress-up on a friends farm with the ‘outfit’ I wanted to wear to the opening of the Grimm Needle exhibition.
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth” Oscar Wilde
One day I hope to add some embroidery on the dress.
Photographer: Anli Botha
Dr. Plague rubber mask made by : Anli Botha
Hooped rubber skirt made by: William Mills
I really love this work by Grayson Perry. He said that this was the first embroidery he ever made…and although I am not a big fan of computer controlled embroidery, I do like the title, the costume and the concept.
“I had this photograph taken of me on the roof of my studio with a Kalashnikov, pretending it was Sarajevo” Grayson Perry
“The appeal for me is that embroidery has a precious quality to it, like gold”, he says…and I cannot agree more!