By Brian Goslow
BOSTON, MA – Clothing-themed creations by Ruby Chishti, Sally Eyring and Mariann S. Verheyen make up the “Body Coverings” exhibition that opens on February 4 at Simmons College’s Trustman Art Gallery. A combination of “social commentary, sculptural invention and theatrical fantasy,” the show explores “the human desire to adorn, escape ourselves or intimidate others” through objects and designs not meant for wearing. Eyring utilizes copper wire, paper and computer memory chips in making head coverings and garments; theatrical costume designer Verheyen is represented through 2D designs made for the Boston University Theatre Costume Department; and Pakistani-born Chishti makes surrealistic “wearables” that address cultural expectations, gender and memory. The show continues through March 7 at 300 the Fenway in Boston.