Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson
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Sept 21, 2019–Jan 5, 2020, Tuesdays–Sundays
Frye Art Museum First Hill (Seattle)
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Lesperance and Simpson use grid forms to interpret the values and significations of historical clothing. Lesperance paints the garments of nuclear disarmament activists, rendering "American Symbolcraft, the visual shorthand of knitting patterns" with gouache instead of stitches, while Simpson constructs three-dimensional sculptures based on gridded interpretations of "illustrations found in antique clothing catalogues, window dressing manuals, and histories of dress."