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Art We Wear: Culture & Expression 1960s to Now

June 17 - August 13, 2017 / Curated by Elia Haworth

Jean Cacicedo , Red Sea Orange Feather coat, 2003, felted, stitch resist dyed wool and polyester, courtesy of the artist. Photo: David E. Leach

Jean Cacicedo , Red Sea Orange Feather coat, 2003, felted, stitch resist dyed wool and polyester, courtesy of the artist. Photo: David E. Leach

The personally decorated clothing of the counter-culture burst on the American psyche in 1967, a year that saw civil unrest, political and social activism, and San Francisco’s legendary “Summer of Love”. In addition to spiritual and lifestyle explorations, the counter-culture continued to bloom in art, music, literature, fine crafts and wildly inventive fashion as exemplified in the 1974 book Native Funk & Flash by then Bolinas resident Alexandra Jacopetti Hart. Out of this cultural milieu, grew an astonishing art-to-wear movement, both locally and nationally. Sophisticated artistry, originality, and craftsmanship, combined with functionality in vibrant one-of-a-kind garments. Galleries, museums and specialty boutiques exhibited the work, which was supported by an appreciative audience including artists, musicians and cultural luminaries. Art We Wear presents examples of coastal Marin and Bay Area wearable art as it evolved through our shifting culture from the 1960s to today.

Exhibition artists:
Roxanna Ahlborn / Lucia Antonelli / Alex & Lee / Linda Bacon / Holly Badgely / Wilder Bentley /  Patricia Briceno / Ashley Eva Brock / Laurel Burch / Jean Cacicedo / Nina Carisi / Larissa Chernin / Faren Dancer / Theodora Elston / Vickisa  / Doug Hansen /  Alexandra Jacopetti Hart / Elia Haworth /  Ana Lisa Hedstrom  / Greg King /  Kelsey Kirsch /  Margaux Kirsch / Virginia Linder / Mort Linder / K. Lee Manuel / Roger Peacock / Sally Robertson / Melody Sabatasso /  Carter Smith /  Raoul Spiegel / Teri Jo Summer / Robert Taggert /  Ben Van Meter.