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Costuming in Contemporary Art

21c Museum Hotel Lexington and Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, present a panel discussion on Costuming in Contemporary Art.

Artists Camilla Huey and Gaela Erwin will join Jim Clark, Executive Director of Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate,, and Alice Gray Stites, 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator, to discuss “Costuming in Contemporary Art.” Both artists are currently featured in exhibitions in Lexington. Designer and artist Camilla Huey’s “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding” is the first exhibit of contemporary art shown at the historic Ashland Estate. Gaela Erwin’s Self-Portrait as a Saint is included in the inaugural exhibition at 21c Lexington, Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation.


About the artists:
Camilla Huey is an artist and couturier that lives and works in New York City. She has created props and costumes for films, music videos, theatre, opera, ballet, advertising, editorial and performance. Her exhibition “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry& Binding” is on display at Ashland until June 30th, 2016.
Gaela Erwin is a Louisville based painter whose body of work includes multiple self-portraits with costumes ranging from the saintly to mundane, from 18th century to the present day. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is collected by numerous museums and private collections.

6:00 Reception,
6:30 Panel discussion
7:30 Audience Question and Answer

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