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September 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception for Adornment

For centuries, people all over the world have enhanced their physical presence to add value to the way they appear and how others perceive them. Every society has cultivated and promoted ideals that define and qualify beauty through clothing, textiles, haircuts, jewelry, body paintings and tattoos. Adornment, however, refers not only to an object and its cultural meaning and relevance; it also encapsulates the entire state of adorning.
This exhibition explores the artist (adorner), the creative process (adorning) and the art (adorned), with a focus on the human form – its presence, stature, functionality, capabilities, expression and dynamism.It also explores how adornment can foster associations and disassociations through symbols of luxury, group affiliations, celebration and festivities, as well as conformance and defiance of authority.

Adornment is curated by Yvonne Osei, artist and COCA Curator in Residence.

Details

Date:
September 20, 2019
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Website:
https://www.cocastl.org/event/opening-reception-for-adornment/

Venue

COCA
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130 United States
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Phone:
3145614878
Venue Website:
https://www.cocastl.org/event/figures-fables-fiction/

Organizer

COCA
Phone:
3147256555
Email:
mmack@cocastl.org
Organizer Website:
http://www.cocastl.org/event/on-camera-intensive/

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