I took a trip to the MFA this week to check out two exhibits that opened recently . The first was Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen and the other was Shinique Smith: Bright Matter. I really went to see the Fashion exhibit and then heard about Smith's graffiti-like work and decided to swing through.
Smith is known for her use of different materials and techniques to create vibrant and resilient imagery. She uses calligraphy and spray paint often combined with old clothing and fabrics to create dynamic and colorful pieces. I'm glad a stopped in even if I didn't necessarily love all of her works. I used mixed media and fabrics in a lot of my own works, whether they are monoprints or paintings, and could relate to her use of these materials to create dimension and energy.
Regardless of whether or not you're planning on heading to the MFA, I've loaded up on pics for you guys to live vicariously through my visit!
Next, I made my way to the second floor to check out the fashion exhibit. I don't know if anyone else goes to all of the fashion/jewelry exhibits at the MFA (because I do) but they always seem to be in the same hidden room on the second floor. You have to go through a maze of Asian art to find it and it's always somewhat disappointing to see that the exhibit is in such a small room. Anyways, all that aside, there were some pretty gorgeous gowns and jewelry in there. It's amazing how style just comes back around after a certain period of time. I could see almost any of the pieces in this show, which was focused on the 40s, on the red carpet today.
I hope you all have inspiring days! xo