Femail: AMPM (2.0)
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA - Jun 1 – Sep 30
Janelle Abbott and Camilla Carper founded FEMAIL in 2012, exchanging handmade garments in the mail for further repair, amendment and ornamentation. At Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), they display the results, which comment on death, rebirth and the rich personal history of borrowed attire through the medium of altered dresses with found-object add ons and sculptural appurtenances. Objects are displayed in “gradient” areas spotlighting the wear-and-tear of clothing and how it reflects our lived experiences.