How One Art Show Is Exploring The Complex Relationship Between Thread And Bone

March 23, 2015 2:22 PM

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How One Art Show Is Exploring The Complex Relationship Between Thread And Bone

Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks' latest exhibition "Thread and Bone" takes place in the first floor of the Cooper Design Space, a massive 11-story building filled with fashion showrooms and designer offices. Brooks' work addresses the intersection of fashion and art via painted corsets and steel petticoats, Baroque editorials and pixelated memories.

As the show's title suggests, the work on view departs from traditional understandings of fashion (and art, for that matter) as ornamental or purely opulent. Rather, the exhibition posits the possibility that thread, like bone, is something primal, essential, even intrinsic. That, in the grand schem...

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