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Opening Reception: Hardcore Chastity Couture

Jul 19, 2019

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Bitfactory Galley is thrilled to announce a solo sculpture exhibition by Denver artist Ira Sherman. This current body of work melds Sherman’s skills as a metalsmith and jeweler with his technical prowess and moral commitments. Sherman’s artistic project is inspired by a desire to create dialogue around the subject of sexual assault.


His ingenious mechanized works enlist humor and opulence to engage viewers with this issue. These elegant steel undergarments have been reinterpreted as sophisticated fashion that provides safe and sexy armored protection. The resulting metal couture transforms wearers into tangible and symbolic guardians of their own bodies. Designed for both men and women they allow one to be both inviting and invincible. Sherman's "Hardcore Chastity Couture" is closely aligned with Alexander McQueen’s bold conceptual fashions, as both artists share the desire to empower the wearer through their work.