HAS THE WAY WE DRESS INSPIRED A NEW ATTITUDE IN ART?
"The forefront of fashion." Perhaps art is everywhere, some people don't recognize or refuse to accept it.. When you look at the environment, the design and layout a store like A'GACI, some people may arguably recognize it as modern art. Its a funny thing it has certain functions similar to that of an art gallery, and it is , the world is put together by artist - fashion designers. Michael Antonio designer who unveils his work in London, Milan , Tokoyo , New York, simply out pushing his work and has now made it down to Brownsville.
Arguably some may say it is not the same thing, commercial art is simply made with the purpose to sell, but perhaps my be so more as to make someone feel better about themselves no different than a painting would.
Perhaps no one can deny Brownsville, has had a commercial retail boom, that has roller coasted up and down, but for the most part up. Stretching itself throughout the community new business arise creating growth. I can remember , back in the 80's everyone use to talk about going to McAllen to shop , but now, Brownsville parking lots , are packed with shoppers, from all over the valley including Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon - Mexico..
With every new store that opens, bringing new trends, more options, with stores that cater to the young and old alike. Certainly people dress different, clothing has become the outlet for one's inner character. Sometimes it has been said peoples attitude changes by the appearance of there clothe and or how society and TV land has stereotyped them to be. Some are who they are and appropriately dress the way they want to dress and look because of the way they feel.
Getting to the point:Could the way we dress inspire art or affect the art we produce ?
I would like to go back in time, perhaps put together a show with art produced in the early 70's and early 80's and compare it to art produce after 2000. I am interested to see if local art has truly evolved and how or what has caused it.