MARGARET HULL: COTTAGECORPS
COOP Gallery / 507 Hagan St. October 2, 2021 - October 30, 2021
COOP Gallery is pleased to present Cottagecorps by Margaret Hull. The current body work by the Michigan based artist includes installation (physical and in VR), photographic documentation, and garments that contextualize the artist’s ongoing body of work called McCall’s 8616. Hull uses McCall Pattern Company pattern number 8616 – the result of a 1983 licensing agreement with celebrity and model, Brooke Shields – as a template to assemble versions of the same blouse at various scales with a nod to the democratic nature of commercial garment patterns. The garments in this series are button down blouses worn on all parts of the body and sewn with floral chintz fabric. Through the layers of florals – the fabrics and the patchwork environment in which the artist locates the garments – Hull addresses the role of this textile both in European colonization in the late 17th century and the internet aesthetic, cottagecore.