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Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

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Shedding the Shadows Dress Woven Out of Discarded Clothing Donated by Lotus House Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Art Center / South Florida
Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

800 / 810 / 924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
June 3rd, 2011 - July 10th, 2011
Opening: June 4th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove 

Many times a gentle demeanor conceals a resolute personality, and a softness in speech and manner betrays a certain severity. This exhibition explores the tensions between these two attitudes, particularly in women. One of the featured works will be Shedding the Shadows, a dress and tapestry woven out of discarded items of clothing. Seemingly useless objects are repurposed into a series of ropes, with their connotation of strength and usefulness, and they in turn are compiled into a dress that is at once revealing and protective.

 

Featured artists: Hugo Moro, David Leroi, Damian Sarno, Natasha Duwin, Venessa Monokian, Nina Surel, Adriana Carvalho, and Agustina Woodgate