Chip Schwartz on Switch

KnightArts Covers Kris Strawer’s Installation

Chip Schwartz on our May exhibition “Switch”

Schwartz starts off his review getting to the main point of Strawser’s exhibition when he says, “Neckties are as much a garment as they are a symbol.” He goes on to describe “the interior of Napoleon” as looking “as much like a sketchbook as it does a sculptural creation.”  Later, he writes:

We are oftentimes challenged when we least expect it, and for those of us wearing the uniforms of capitalism on a daily basis, Strawser throws us for a loop by presenting our accoutrements as a vehicle for the power structures that be. Should we tie dye these cloths or merely loosen them when we leave work? Do we allow this apparel to become a leash, or can we wear it merely as an article of professional clothing? Should we reject this badge altogether?

To read the entire review, click here.

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