“Dress for Success”
June 2 – June 28, 2018
Artists Public Reception: Friday, June 8
Who wears dresses any more? Little girls with voluminous petticoats beneath satin, ribbons and bows. A bride dressed in white trailed by attendants garbed in froufrou pastel frocks most won’t ever wear again. Pencil-thin models wearing Armani, Versace or Donna Karan. Consider the dress as a physical memory of the past, as metaphor for comfort (remember the casual house dress?), for femininity, for a woman’s traditional role in society in days gone by. How we dress speaks volumes about culture, attitude, and self-image.
Using paper, glass, fabric, paint, photography and metal, more than a dozen artists from Placitas and environs explore our ever-changing, love/hate relationship with this ubiquitous article of clothing. These include Barbara Burzillo, Kelly Butterworth, Rebecca Cohen, Stephen Feher, Rozanne Hakala, Susan Hines, Tobin Levy, Karen Jones Meadows, Carol Mullen, Linda Nisenbaum, Sue Ortiz, Eugenia Reilly, and Gayle Elaine Scott. Their work explores the iconic silhouette that both reveals and conceals, encouraging the viewer to reconsider this familiar article of clothing.
“Dress for Success” is part of the 2018 series of theme related exhibitions presented by the Placitas Community Library’s Art committee. The community is invited to attend the artists’ reception on Friday, June 8 from 5-7 pm.
Works in the exhibit are available for purchase and a portion of each sale benefits the Placitas Community Library’s general fund.
The theme for the July exhibit is “Black and White.”