Stitching Alive Her Unseen Desires
Contemporary Art Gallery
Lisa Z. Morgan performs a stitched response to an array of 'stray' feminine garments from the Museum’s Costume and Textiles Collection.
“The variety of garments, many of them intimate, have been 'found in the Collection' and are either too damaged, marked or simply not special enough to warrant being preserved behind glass. Yet, despite the fact that these pieces were never accessioned, neither are they of so little significance that they can be thrown out. The pieces, therefore, remain in a state of limbo, their presence and potential stifled in a box. The performance addresses this sense of invisibility and worthlessness, and through stitching these 'strays' together, the pieces are tended and framed in a new light, and the feminine 'inventory' acquires an enlivened narrative.” ‒ Lisa Z. Morgan
Free with admission. Performance run through Friday, January 18.
Lisa Z. Morgan, Department Head and Assistant Professor in RISD’s Apparel Design Department, is a British artist, designer and writer based in Providence. She is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and of The Lavender Hinge. She writes, plots and schemes with The Laboratory Arts Collective and has been a contributor to SHOWstudio.
Morgan’s work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Through a variety of mediums, ranging from knickers, to perfume, sewn paintings, mixed media installations, performances and the written word, Morgan addresses the instinctual, emotional and intellectual nature of desire and the desire impulse. Learn more at the thepinkinvestigator.blogspot.com.