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the women of michel

.....pieces of her

Artist Michelle Loughery

The Women of Michel
Pieces of HER Patricia

...the art of the STORY DRESS
Digital ART
 If you're looking for a new and exciting way to explore the world of art and storytelling
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"Pieces of Her"
 The Women of Michel

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A digital clothes line of hanging art made of vintage wedding dresses          


Loughery engages the subject of each story the viewer in the process of the destruction and reconstruction of the work The origin of the work is based in the stories and art of the women of the erased coal-mining town Loughery was named after.

Through her podcast platform, Art Route Radio, Michelle is providing a unique and intimate window into the lives of women, offering insights into their struggles, triumphs, and everything in between.






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The Women of Michel


"Michelle is creating a powerful platform for women's voices to be heard".

A brilliant clothes line full of evocative linens and lace in ethereal art experiences.

Evocative and magical thought provoking, it feels like the dresses talk...

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         "Pieces of Her" is a project that is not only visually stunning but also deeply impactful. It invites us to consider the lives of the women who once wore these vintage wedding dresses and to reflect on the experiences that have shaped their lives. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of listening to inclusive and intriguing women's stories and valuing their perspectives.

Lives that were touched by living in the coal dust of a Canadian Coal Town and some that made the journey to immigrate. Many the works also shine a lens on generational trauma, abuse, loss and resilience. In the experience the hope and power of women is celebrated and cherished, as the dresses were.  Dresses collected from around the globe connect the feminine threads that tie all women together.


Conversations become lines, become work titles, transforming the  into the physical space of the gallery, or walls become pages, unfolding narratives populated by objects and materials. The Women of Michel-The Reclamation -Dust on the Line exhibition is a space in which hierarchies collapse, poetry, writing and female personal narratives are combined and meaning becomes a clothes line of collaborative form.The audience lingers throughout the work, in a photographic collage and created art left hanging on the line.  


In this new body of work a series of sequences are presented; deconstructed art dresses, glass art, hanging photographic collages, table linens, bed sheets, ink, encaustic and traditional paintings are windows into the art.

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