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July 27 - August 19, 2018

Belgin Yücelen – "Clothes from the Past"

Installation - sculptural clothes
Helena Davis Gallery

Opening Reception
Friday, July 27, 2018, 6-9 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Artist Talk during the Opening Reception
Friday, July 27, 2018, 7 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Clothes from the Past Installation

Costumes of a period portray the status of the people, their traditions and the sophistication of a culture. I created garments similar to the ones worn by Turkish women and children in Anatolia and Europe from the 17th to 19th centuries in a way to bring back and portray my culture. I referred to miniature paintings and literary sources to understand the styles of the time and studied the Ottoman textiles to create the embellishment on them.

Artist Statement

My art is a way to cherish the present moment. It is a response to specific
issues, current events and disappearing moral values. I speak out on behalf of children in war, women, refugees. I talk about my past, dreams.

Art provides the imagery that allows me to present my ideas. Its form is dictated by the subject matter. It could end up as an installation, sculpture, print, movie, or audio.

I aim to create aesthetically beautiful, compelling and thought provoking art in a simple and quiet manner.

Art needs to be beautiful, but beauty can come from gliness as long as it is presented poetically.

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