“from one side a thing among things and otherwise what sees them and touches them […] body has this double reference” - Maurice Merleau-Ponty in The Intertwining – The Chiasm
Waves and Archives is pleased to present In Myself- a solo exhibition of the London-based fashion artist Sinéad O’Dwyer. Comprising pieces from her earliest collection 23:19:26, recent collection Martina, and a piece created for an upcoming collaborative performance at the V&A museum, the large-scale exhibition is the artist’s first one in New York.
Sinéad O’Dwyer is best known for the skin-like silicone pieces that adorn the bodies of models, performers, and friends, photographed in numerous editorial shoots and presented in fashion films. Although now predominantly proliferated through images—as fashion artworks often are—they retain a distinctively grounded relationship to the reality of experiences and forms of the persons whose bodies they originally emulate.