Mar 12th 2016

Do you have too many sweaters? Are there ever too many sweaters? Maybe you should swap your sweaters for different ones!!

This is your last chance to see the Katie Vota’s solo show, Transference of Touch: From Garment to Body, and take part in our free clothing exchange!

Transference of Touch: From Garment to Body, an exhibition by artist Katie Vota, uses recycled garments to engage viewers through experiential art. Transference of Touch focuses upon the intimacy of garments, their intersection of form with function and also their disposability, to question issues of consumption, need and desire. Through this work, she seeks to foster awareness around the politics of perception through community-based clothing exchanges and workshops on Radical Self Reliance and Self Expression, where she and guest artists will teach mending as a form of consumerist protest and sewing as a method of self-expression.

Katie Vota is a Chicago-based artist working to create interactive environments and sculptural objects that engage viewers in ideas of play, touch, pleasure, power exchange, and the role of the active body in shaping identity. Vota received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2010, magna cum laude) and a Studio MFA from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago (2015). She was awarded a US Student Fulbright Grant (’11-’12) to study traditions of Andean Back-strap Weaving and Natural Dyeing in Cusco, Peru, with the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.

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