To Wear or Not to Wear

October 30, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Continuing colorful pattern throughout the museum, RAM Curator of Exhibitions Lena Vigna organized To Wear or Not to Wear, which showcases artist-made garments and objects of adornment that are both wearable and non-wearable. Visitors to the museum will discover a dress constructed of ceiling tin, a collar of airbrushed aluminum, and shoes made of discarded lottery tickets. This exhibition includes the work of emerging and established artists from various backgrounds including metalsmithing, sculpture, fiber, and commercial photography.

Daniel Jocz (Massachusetts), Kay Khan (New Mexico), John Petrey (Tennessee), Marjorie Schick (Kansas) and Rebecca Siemering (Rhode Island)


John Petrey
Elizabeth, 2009
Wood, steel, resin, fiberglass, copper and tin
Collection of the Artist
Photography: John Petrey©