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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website