Kate Just in 2020

Clothes Portraits
14.08. - 30.08.2020

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Kate Just, ‘Clothes Portraits (Jan Murray)’, 2018, hand and machine sewn clothes, timber, screws, 213 x 137 cm. Photo by Simon Strong.

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‘Clothes Portraits’ is an ongoing series of hand and machine sewn hanging textile works by Melbourne-based artist Kate Just. Each portrait portrays an artist whose art work, personal or political expression is informed by textiles and clothing. Constructed from donated collections of each artist’s well-worn clothes, the portraits refer to clothing as a social fabric that bears the memories, experiences and identity of each wearer over time. Picturing mostly women, gender diverse or queer people through their clothes, the works also consider the political significance of fashion in asserting a bodily presence, power or comfort in the world and in one’s skin. The scale and hanging of the works reference banners, flags or quilts, and are intimate and emblematic stand-ins for each person, and the life they have lived in their clothes.

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