Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation by LaKenya Furr
This exhibit displayed various works of art by many different artists. Just to name a few: Andre Leon Grey, Shonibare, Kaphar, Searie, Nick Cave, Frohawk Two Feathers, and many more. If I were asked to describe the exhibit in one word I would describe it as breathtaking. Each piece was different and created differently. I feel that the artists in this exhibit exemplified not only themselves but the social and political changes throughout history.
Dress Up, Stand Up evokes your deepest emotions because of it’s artistic beauty. The pieces within this exhibition are astounding in its sense of symbolism because every piece stands for something whether it be social/political issues, , culture, or tradition. Out of the entire exhibit, my favorite piece was The Costume of Painter (2006), by Korean artist Bae Joonsung. This image is a lenticular print of a painting and it’s my favorite because of the transformation that can be seen if you step to the side. At first glance you see a woman but if you move slightly to the side, you’re looking at a completely different painting and tells a completely different story. Overall this exhibit captured beauty, strength, and empowerment.