Kathleen Nowak Tucci
Tube Skirt, 2013
Recycled motorcycle inner tubes and plastic snaps
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Janine Joffe

Sensory Overload: Clothing and the Body

September 23 – December 30, 2016

Clothing and adornment are not just for protection, decoration, or expression—they are items that evoke the human form, on or off a body. This exhibition features garments and adornment that tend to impede or extend the physicality of the human form. These artists investigate dress as a direct connection between the body and the self, and the individual and the world at large.

The artists whose works are featured in Sensory Overload create pieces that play to the metaphorical capacity of clothing and adornment while simultaneously addressing notions of wearability and the body as site. They create garments and large-scale accessories that make the wearer both an armature and an integral part of the presentation of the piece. While wearable, the work is more sculptural and concept-oriented than it is functional in a traditional sense.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Gallery Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Heejin Hwang, Janice Jakielski, Kelly Nye, Rachel Timmins, Kathleen Nowak Tucci, and Yulie Urano

Sensory Overload: Clothing and the Body

September 23 – December 30, 2016
Kathleen Nowak Tucci
Tube Skirt, 2013
Recycled motorcycle inner tubes and plastic snaps
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Janine Joffe

Clothing and adornment are not just for protection, decoration, or expression—they are items that evoke the human form, on or off a body. This exhibition features garments and adornment that tend to impede or extend the physicality of the human form. These artists investigate dress as a direct connection between the body and the self, and the individual and the world at large.

The artists whose works are featured in Sensory Overload create pieces that play to the metaphorical capacity of clothing and adornment while simultaneously addressing notions of wearability and the body as site. They create garments and large-scale accessories that make the wearer both an armature and an integral part of the presentation of the piece. While wearable, the work is more sculptural and concept-oriented than it is functional in a traditional sense.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Gallery Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Heejin Hwang, Janice Jakielski, Kelly Nye, Rachel Timmins, Kathleen Nowak Tucci, and Yulie Urano

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsch Family
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation, Inc.

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Twin Disc, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Educators Credit Union
Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Andrea and Tony Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
Deb and Willard Walker

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