For me, her work is about celebrating the female form. A n art exhibition about tights? Order by newest oldest recommendations. In Gossamer, Gbewonyo will show alongside Senga Nengudi, her hero. It sounds very end-of-the-pier, all saucy postcards and mother-in-law jokes. Leigh Bowery, by contrast, constructed fantastical costumes that manipulated his body to disturbing, erotic effect.
Josephine. Age: 29.
Gbewonyo has been working with hosiery since
Elsa. Age: 27.
Tights in art: why nylons are fetish and fantasy gold
The overlap between the sculptural potential of hosiery and its sexual associations is further explored in works by Louise Bourgeois and Sarah Lucas. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I thought about how this item of clothing had till then marginalised black women and how we are often made to feel invisible in the fashion and beauty markets. The idea for Gossamer was sparked by a chair made by superstar Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama that appeared to be made of stuffed stockings.