Sunday, July 25, 2010

ALL ABOUT HAIR AT THE JERSEY CITY MUSEUM!









Hair Tactics
Main Galleries
through August 22, 2010

Hair Tactics explores hair as subject matter and medium. Increasingly, artists have begun to use both real and synthetic human hair to create works of art. Some use synthetic hair because it is widely and inexpensively available in urban neighborhoods, others because for its social and political meaning, and still others to explore the human obsession with hair. Texts written in hair, fancy hair motifs used to decorate a love letter, extravagant and multicolored wigs, drawings featuring hair-covered bodies, and ladies with elaborate up-dos are all featured in Hair Tactics. The exhibition includes works in a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, prints, photographs, video and installation.

Hermanas Iglesias: Hairwork
Atrium Gallery
through August 22, 2010

In conjunction with Hair Tactics and with a nod to Victorian hair jewelry, sisters (hermanas) Janelle and Lisa Iglesias have adorned the Jersey City Museum's upper atrium gallery with the large-scale installation, Hairwork. The Hermanas Iglesias have been using hair since 2005, making wall installations that combine real and synthetic hair and that sometimes also include gold and silver chains and earrings associated with urban styles. The sisters have also worked in various other media, including performance, installation, sculpture, video, painting and drawing.

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