Unrequited Leisure is pleased to announce Judy Rushin: Wears Weelsee Wen, a solo exhibition featuring new textile works by Judy Rushin.
Rushin’s newest body of work is a series of highly textured fiber works presented through the persona Weelsee Wen, a time traveling artist of Rushin’s invention. The life-sized and highly textured pieces that will be on view represent jumpsuits of various utilitarian functions ranging from mechanic’s coveralls to hazmat suits which are hand-tufted onto canvas backings with cotton, wool, and synthetic fibers and painted with synthetic dyes and paints. Rushin’s work has always focused on finding meaning through the process of making, and most recently these processes have led her to the question, what will I wear to the apocalypse? “David Bowie said an outfit is an entire life experience. I’m thinking about Bowie throughout this whole body of work from the use of a persona to the idea of using clothes as subject matter”, Rushin states. Rushin hopes that by allowing Weelsee Wen to return with work from the year 2048, we might actually have an answer to the question.