to the story dress site...pieces of her
Artist Michelle Loughery is creating unique and inspiring art installations that are made with vintage wedding dresses as the canvas. Bringing to life stories of human resilience, particularly those of women. Each dress embodies a unique story, and we use our digital platforms to share those stories with the world in the most creative way possible. Every art installation we create is intended to be a testament to the incredible strength and perseverance of women everywhere.
ARTIST MICHELLE LOUGHERY
the women of Michel
A digital clothes line of art installations made of vintage wedding dresses. Loughery engages the viewer in the process
Through her podcast platform and digital mediums Loughery is providing an unique lens into the destruction and the creation of the art pieces. Providing insight to the women's struggles, triumphs and everything in between.
A raw and evocative view at the creation of art installations through a multi digital lens.
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"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
....so thought provoking, it feels like the dresses talk...
"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.