Monday, November 30, 2009

Exploding Couture

Whitney Biennial 2000
Collection of the Whitney Museum

Reproduction of Marilyn Monroe's white dress from The Seven Year Itch at 200% scale
suspended with monofilament and turnbuckles.
dimensions variable

E.V. Day
at Otero Plassart
West Hollywood, California
November 21, 2009 - January 16, 2010

· E.V. DAY
Anyone who plowed through "Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution," the 2007 MOCA mega-exhibition of just about every striation of Feminist art, may be excused if they think that there is nothing more to be said on the subject. Enter E.V. Day, who has found yet another take on something that defined, confined and classified women since humans began to walk upright: Clothes. This exhibition shows off her remarkable ability to create variations of the proverbial silk purse made from a sow's ear. That may well be the reaction of many who will become intrigued by Day's use of brilliantly hued crotchless panties and other sexy lingerie ordinarily more at home at Fredrick of Hollywood than an art gallery (at Otero Plassart, West Hollywood, California).
- Daniella Walsh
Click here to hear her talk about her work at the David H. Koch Theater
"I want the sculptures to channel and release the energy that flows into these garments from the characters who wear them. I want to fill the space with the lyricism and bravura of opera. To be able to work with this treasure trove of costumes, in this great architectural space, is the opportunity of a lifetime" - E.V. Day