I checked out this show at the NYU galleries, and the work by this group of emerging artists was incredible. From Xenobia Bailey’s crochet shrine, to Chris Bogia’s album cover tapestries, the collection of work was vibrant, urgent, and at times disturbing.
From the brief:
… Cloth shrines, costumes, clothing, and arrangements of household items, have long served as forceful talismans whose integration into daily life was an essential source of their power… Now, in an era of global travel, the prestige and distinction of costume, from couture to cross-dressing, can be packed across continents in a single suitcase…In an ever-increasing proliferation of form, the shrine remains a portal to dimensions where attitude alone may not prevail.
These photos barely give a true feeling for what this show was about. Go see it in person!
View this show at NYU Steinhardt’s 80 Washington Square East Gallery, NYC through December 6, 2008.