Dress show curation

Years ago, I started to notice the recurring use of the empty dress in contemporary art. I was not the only one. Years before my observation, Independent Curators Incorporated in New York organized and circulated an exhibition curated by Guest Curator, Nina Felshin who wrote the introduction-- and other writings on the topic-- to the beautifully designed catalogue for the exhibition Empty Dress: Clothing as Surrogate in Recent Art. I have collected photos for a few years now and for lack of funding and a space (at this time); I elected to start the show here beginning with not a photograph, but a photo realistic painting by Joanne Teasdale.