.0031 Clothes 1979

Clothes, acrylic medium. 16″x 8″diameter. Collection of the Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University.

Exhibited at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1984. Exhibited in “Recontextualizing the Found,” curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos and Bill Pangburn, Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, NYC, 2014.

Exhibited in “Metamorphosis: Highlights from the Permanent Collection,” curated by Maurita Poole and Laura Blereau, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA , 2022

This is a very early work further addressing the concept of record-keeping, journaling with materials, autobiography, Compression, distillation of experience, hinting at these by exposing interior layers.

The piece is composed of some of the clothes my mother made or purchased for me prior to my year as a student in Italy, that I wore there, and that returned with me. They retain something of my experience there. They are materially the same but different. Transformed -as I was- during that period of time.

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