As previously discussed, although it's the coldest time of the year on the East Coast, I can't help but look forward to spring. As an attempt to stave off the winter blahs, I've been wearing some of the brightest colors I can (so far evidenced here and here).
Hence, I was delighted to find out (somewhat late) that it's Rainbow Tights Week in the blogging world!
I decided to go for a tribal look, pairing my favorite Windjammer tights (last worn here) with pieces inspired by one of my favorite contemporary artists, Baker Overstreet.
Overstreet is a relatively young artist that I first encountered at his Follies exhibition in New York at Fredericks & Freiser. I was immediately enamored of the large scale works, which function as tableaux of color and shape.
Overstreet completed an MFA at Yale in 2006, and his work has steadily gained popularity over the past 5 years.
He was recently included in the "Abstract America" show at Saatchi Gallery in London, which solidified his international presence.
Overstreet's bold, colorful works are clearly inspired by primitivism and a tribal aesthetic. It is interesting to note the way he creates depth in the otherwise flat works by the placement of contrasting colors.
Overstreet's most recent work has moved into performance art, with his alter-ego June Fagley as the star. His paintings still play an important role in his performance art, acting as advertisements for the show.
For this outfit, I combined a few of the brightest colors from Overstreet's paintings with an amazing embroidered vest that was a recent thrift find.
I'm wearing a vintage Mexican wool vest, vintage leather skirt, Zehana Outfitters turtleneck, Topshop tights, Jeffrey Campbell boots, and a necklace that was a gift from Greece (Thanks, Kris!).
Many thanks to Angel.Pearls for the Stylish Blogger award nomination!
[Overstreet images from enantiomorphic.blogspot.com, artnet.com, contemporaryartlinks.blogspot.com, avigupta.com, and saatchi-gallery.co.uj, respectively.]