May 2nd - June 1st
Megan: Wow! These garments have a head turning quality to them. They are located in the back of the gallery but draw you in from the street because of their size and presence. I think the craftsmanship is very well done and there is a lot of texture for my eye to fixate on. There is a ancient, tribal reference in the overall design and combination of elements but the unusual colors - especially the black and silver - that give a more fantastical deity vibe. I think the scale and amount of material is perfect and makes the piece really memorizing (and a little intimidating). It's so good!
Megan: This was a simple but really effective piece. The tea set is almost cartoonishly traditional and formal which makes the black squiggle lines feel like a commentary on the status quo, outdated narratives of women or femininity, and the fussiness of something like a formal tea. There is an almost 'gross' quality to the line-work but the style is very playful and funny!