Portland Art Museum Announces Refashioned Exhibition

The Portland Art Museum presents Refashioned an exhibition on view May 21, 2011 – July 31, 2011.

Inherent in the structure of a garment is the story of its purpose, time, and place. Contemporary artists, Lauren Gillette (York, Maine), Anne Lemanski (Spruce Pine, North Carolina), and Angelika Werth (Nelson, British Columbia), use the configuration of an article of clothing or hairstyle as an armature for historical narratives. Their work begins with the desire to communicate details of a life revealed in the conventions of outward appearance. In sculptural jackets, hairstyles, and dresses, the artists reconstruct identities, reuse materials, and reinvent historical personas. The exhibition will feature 21 objects lent by the artists. Refashioned is the third in a series of exhibitions called Circa that explores compelling aspects of contemporary art in the state of Maine and beyond.

Circa is a series of exhibitions featuring the work of living artists from Maine and beyond.

Circa is made possible by S. Donald Sussman.

Corporate support provided by The VIA Agency.

Opening Celebration: Friday, June 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Image: Lauren Gillette
United States, 1961
Patty Hearst Heard a Burst (front), 2006
mixed media on leather jacket
33 x 20 x 5 inches
Lent by the artist.


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