The Closet Interview

Ann Thaden February 2 - June 10 2018

Franco La Costa, 2017. Watercolor and water based oils on Canson Mix Media Paper. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Closet Interview

Ann Thaden

February 2 - June 10 2018

Image courtesy of the artist. Photograph by CoJo Studio.

My work explores how we use fashion to communicate and connect with ourselves and the world around us. Fashion is intimately intertwined with identity, self-expression, personal values, and memory. Fashion helps define who we are.  It is ancient: Mesopotamians wore ornate and highly decorative tunics, while Egyptian pharaohs adorned themselves with jewelry to honor their gods and goddesses.

 

In order to understand the role that fashion plays in modern lives, I interview and paint designers, stylists, models, actors, and everyday people. All of them use fashion to celebrate and cultivate their personal aesthetic. Clothing is worn habitually over a period of time, and it often comes to define people during a particular period in their lives. Fashion is a creative act with its own cultural biography, which celebrates how our external adornments define our personal history, our present, and our future.  

Bobby Abley, 2017. Watercolor and water based oils on Canson Mix Media Paper. Photo courtesy of the artist.

         

Lindsey Jean-Baptiste, Interview, 2017. 

Watercolor and water based oils on Canson Mix Media Paper. Photo courtesy of the artist.

People of All Nations, 2017.

Watercolor on Canson Mix Media Paper.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

ANDREAS KRONTHALER for Vivienne Westwood Lips Belt Buckle, 2017.

Watercolor and water based oils on Canson Mix Media Paper. Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

Saint Laurent SS18, 2017. Watercolor on Canson Mix Media Paper. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Artist Website:

www.theclosetinterview.com

Artist Appearance Dates:

March 1, 2018: CAM Spring Exhibitions Event (paid event)

Members: $25

Public: $35

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March 2, 2018: First Friday (free)

April 6, 2018: First Friday (free)

WITH GRATITUDE:

AV Metro · Andrew Soren Morgan · Celito · Citrix · International Farming Corporation · Kane Realty Corporation / The Dillon · Themeworks · SiteLink · SureVest Insurance Group · Videri Chocolate Factory · The Betty Eichenberger Adams Society

CAM to GO brings art projects inspired by the exhibitions at CAM into the community. CAM’s education and community programs are funded by The Goodnight Education Foundation, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, IBM Community Grants,  The SunTrust Foundation, the Dreamville Foundation, and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. The CAM to Go Initiative is funded by The Asha and Sajjan Agarwal Foundation.

 "In gratitude for my daughter, Dorothy St. Denis Thaden and my husband husband, Joshua Thaden.  A special thanks to the brave and brilliant subjects of The Closet Interview.  Thank you to CAM director Gab Smith and exhibition director Eric Gaard, Outreach director Mollie Earls and exhibition assistant Emily Stafford."