Sunday, February 25
Art and chaos day at Blue Gal
Above is detail from Joan Linder's "Bra, Italy; Panties, Cambodia; Shoes, Brazil," online at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston).
If you want to read a three-thousand word essay about this piece (which shows the large undergarment, small outline of the country-of-origin, and a larger citibank logo), with similar musings about the nature of personal clothing, commerce, privacy, ownership, sexuality, national boundaries, and art...
...you've come to the wrong place. Let's not spoil it, shall we?
Some of the art in this gallery makes up in fine execution what it lacks in subtlety of statement. (Oops, I'm about to ruin it for everybody. Sorry.) I offer as a fine for-instance, Dave Cole's Trophy Wives, and Money Dress, a Vera Wang gown knit out of strips of dollar bills. Timely that Lizzy Gardner's Gold Card Dress from the 1994 Oscars said the same thing with less tearage.
Hey, it's Sunday afternoon. Galleries like this one, whether virtual or real, are for walking around and getting lost. Enjoy.