Fabric as Document
Kit Lee has some lovely pieces in the current Y3k show "Hatred of Kappagizm"curated by James Deutsher and Christopher L G Hill.
Lee's pieces are hand painted cloths that are exhibited after use as tea towels and picnic blankets, with one even covering the beer table at the show's opening. Its a simple reflection on the life of the product after it is no longer new. For capitalism an object often dies at the point at which it is sold, becoming monetarily worthless, but the worth of an object for the buyer is its usefulness. These pieces are lovingly handmade and when used, document that use in stains and marks which add to rather than subtract value. By soaking up the residue of everyday living they become recordings of domesticity, and by being handmade objects for such lowly and messy tasks they become offerings to that domesticity.
HATRED OF KAPPAGIZM curated by James Deutsher and Christopher L G HillRUNNING 19 SEPT-10 OCT 12-6PM THURS-SAT
205 Young St.
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, 306
OPEN 12-6PM THURS-SAT