Costume in contemporary art at 21C
Artists Camilla Huey and Gaela Erwin will join Jim Clar, Executive Director of Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, and Alice Gray Stites, 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator, for a panel discussion on costuming in contemporary art at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington.
Both artists are currently featured in exhibitions in Lexington. Gaela Erwin's Self-Portrait as a Saint is included in the inaugural exhibition at 21c Lexington, Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation. Designer and artist Camilla Huey’s The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding is the first exhibit of contemporary art shown at the historic Ashland Estate.
The discussion is free and open to the public.
About the artists:
Camilla Huey is an artist and couturier that lives and works in New York City. She has created props and costumes for films, music videos, theatre, opera, ballet, advertising, editorial and performance. Her exhibition The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding is on display at Ashland until June 30th, 2016.
Gaela Erwin is a Louisville based painter whose body of work includes multiple self-portraits with costumes ranging from the saintly to mundane, from 18th century to the present day. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is collected by numerous museums and private collections.
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