It's high time I caught up on a few of my Gallery Visit Blogs - so let's start with a fab exhibition at Gympie Regional Gallery way back in February - April ...The Gympie Regional Gallery is housed in the 1905 School of Arts building ...
Barely Wearable is is a traveling exhibition of body adornment for the age of over-consumption by Sydney-based sculptor Ruth Downes.
This body of work is a continuation of Ruth Downes’ passion for reappropriating everyday materials and objects to celebrate their intrinsic beauty. Materials for these thirty ‘wearable’ artworks have been gleaned from a diverse range of sources – from aircraft headsets to coffee capsules. Detritus from nature has also been salvaged to be re-born as a fashion statement.
Hard Wired Mouse - computer keyboard parts, adapters & mouse
Caffeinated - used coffee pods & neoprene
These 3D works are mounted on a spectrum of coloured ellipses (350 – 750mm high) with several ‘busting out’ on mounted body forms. Some works are augmented by photo portraits of models (of varying sizes and gender) attempting to make them wearable.