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Gallery talk: "It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence"

  • The Sheldon Art Galleries 6348 Washington Blvd. Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States (map)
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Presented in the The Sheldon Art Galleries’ Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists is “It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence,” on view October 4-November 30, 2019.
This exhibition curated is by fashion designer Michael Drummond and showcases innovative works in fashion, photography and performance art by local and regional artists who investigate the narrative possibilities within fashion idioms and fiber art as they intersect with issues of identity and power. The artists all use the medium of fiber in some way to speak on issues of gender and race. Embedded in social norms is the idea of “dressing for success,” however today people often find more importance in expressing their identity and individuality through clothing and adornments. The show’s title comes from the cliché, passive aggressive phrase often used in breakups and turns it on its head, making it instead a statement of empowerment. The exhibition features works by Mary Collins, Nina Ganci, Nasheli Juliana, Larry Krone & Todd Oldham, Qun Yiyao Liu, Yvonne Osei, Kat Reynolds, Cory Sever, Chloë Simmons, Todd Thomas, and others.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
Free gallery talk Saturday, October 5, 11:15-11:45 a.m. This gallery talk is presented in conjunction with the IT19 Bus Tour and is free & open to all.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T 12-8 p.m., W-F 12-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.