NIAD Windows Exhibition: Soft Material, selected by Nan Collymore & Celia Lesh

About the exhibition

Soft Material is a collaborative garment construction project, between artists who have an interest in and connection with what one might call fashion and textiles, and what can also be understood as the corporeal, the body and performativity. Soft Material supports and connects artists living with disabilities whose communal studio programs have been severely interrupted by the pandemic. The project was born out of an interest in proposing a model for generating clothes reciprocally, with many voices and a disregard for efficiency.    

About the organizers  

Nan Collymore makes work that is tactile and continuous—as though the end of one piece seamlessly belongs to the beginning of the next one.  

Celia Lesh is a gardener, writer, caretaker, educator, and artist. She has worked at the intersection of disability and art for the past ten years.