The Secret Life of Clothing

“Clothing holds memory.” That was one of the overriding themes of a talk by artist Sue Ferguson Gussow at the Southampton Library’s Art in Focus lecture series on Tuesday night. A Professor Emerita of The Cooper Union School of Architecture, Gussow presented a number of drawings from her series Unoccupied Clothing. In each, she traced her fascination with the movement of clothing and how to capture the missing shape of the person who is no longer there.

She went on to show a number of portraits of friends and former students, all while detailing her process, her inspirations, and her passions. We thank her for a wonderful evening and we recommend that you check out her work when you can.

Sue Ferguson Gussow with Helen Harrison (r) and Chris Kretz.

We hope you will join us for our final Art in Focus lecture of the semester on Tuesday, November 5th at 7 pm with Dan Welden, printmaking pioneer and director of Hamptons Editions, Ltd.

The Art in Focus lecture series presents illustrated talks by some of the Long Island art world’s most notable personalities. It is a collaboration between Stony Brook University Libraries and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.

Chris Kretz

Chris Kretz

Head of Academic Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Chris is the Head of Academic Engagement.
Chris Kretz

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