Bedford resident's clothing displayed as fine art
Bedford resident Amy Sullivan's one-shoulder, asymmetrical, crocheted dress with sculptural forms on the skirt will be on display at a Manhattan gallery as part of the exhibit "Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion." (Sam Stuart)
"Organic Matter" opened last week and runs through Tuesday at the Ralph Pucci Gallery Nine, located at 44 West 18th St.
According to her website, www.amysullivan.com, Sullivan studied photography at the School for Visual Arts in New York City before enrolling at Pratt, also located in Manhattan. Her biography on the site also says she was exposed to a variety of artistic media from an early age, including painting, photography, ceramics and fashion design.
The exhibit is a partnership between Pratt Institute and Ralph Pucci International, the mannequin, lighting, furniture and sculpture company.
Other projects on display include a knit corset and crocheted mesh shrug dipped in beeswax; a large-gauge knit T-shirt made of panty hose, and a knit skirt with leather suspenders; a crocheted coat featuring a stuffed-dog doll collar; and a caged, sphere headpiece and skirt with a crocheted body suit.
Amazing, grace, now please stop