Living In A Material World
Recording the fabric of clothing and other related materials, Fuhr examines the relationship with textiles of dress, coalescing the geographic anatomy of the clothing we wear each day. This series of works traces the steps of a garment’s lifespan through a process of investigation following the factory creation. Balanced on the systems of creation—the production of a final product is considered. The altered space between image and concept describe a gradiated boundary concerning whether clothing can ever be inactive. A performance of transformation takes place.
Fuhr is handling the increasingly expansive materiality and fluidity of form within the familiar to reveal substances of newness’. Studying the process of creation, at each step the material at hand is metabolized by its environment at a pace unique to the world’s experience of it. What is the living memory of an object’s material form? The intimacy and sensuality construed within our relationships with our clothing are met with the tactile realities surrounding their Meaning-making.
– Dusty Lee Norsworthy
Curated by Jennifer Morton