A Dressing the Future: The Ecofiction of Nicole Dextras
On view May 28 – September 10, 2022
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
“A Dressing the Future: The Ecofiction of Nicole Dextras” is an exhibition that explores the exemplary craftsmanship of environmental artist Nicole Dextras’ set and costume designs from her dystopian film trilogy, “A Dressing the Future (2016—present)”. Giving a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s process, the show features video excerpts; a selection of plant-based costumes; and ephemera that includes props, models, and other set components.
Inspired by the environmental art movement that emerged in the 1960s, Dextras shares a concern for the health of the planet and the environmental consequences of human behavior and the global economy. Her artistic practice, which incorporates her meticulous use of materials, encourages sustainable decision-making on an individual level, as well as within the fashion and film industries.
Read more here: https://crafthouston.org/…/a-dressing-the-future-the…/
[Image: Nicole Dextras, “Chronos Headpiece,” 2021. Film still from “CHRONOS, time of sand.” Photo by Bruna Xavier. Courtesy of the artist]