The Eyes of the Skin Exhibition
Manchester-based artist Susie MacMurray has designed a bridal gown ironically constructed out of thousands of household gloves, currently on show as part of the Eyes of the Skin exhibition at London’s Agnew Gallery. Entitled Mixture of Frailties, the gown is a prime example of MacMurray’s 10-year oeuvre exploring unconventional materials used in unsettling compositions and shapes.
Her first ever solo show, Eyes of the Skin coincides with her inclusion in the Power of Making exhibition, the sensational show on modern day craft currently on at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. Her evening gown, consisting of 43 kg of dressmakers’ pins on black leather, stands at the centre of the show and acts as a surprising example of painstaking craft that can turn everyday objects into elegant displays of thought. In addition to experimental fashion design, MacMurray's work includes drawings and conceptual installations.
The Eyes of the Skin exhibition runs at London’s Agnew Gallery until 4 December 2011.