Collaboration and cross-disciplinarity define the otherwise indefinable practice of artist, designer, dressmaker and entrepreneur R. Brooke Priddy. She moves fluidly across garments, sculpture, installation, performance, and social practice. Priddy makes every garment a conversational process. The ensuing clothing becomes both a vehicle and signpost of passage. Her work re-introduces the timeless rites of real ceremony back into contemporary experience. For it is in the gathering that comes with costume, that the social fabric underlying her work can be woven.
Curator of Contemporary Art, CAC Cincinnati
photo by parker j