Kellee Morgado
Alter
January 1-31, 2021

www.kelleemorgado.com

AlterĀ 

I often think about the life of my clothing after I no longer have use for it. My already worn clothes, acquired from a thrift or second hand store, eventually succumb to holes and tears. I keep them still, hoping to mend them or use the fabric to mend something else. They sit and wait until they become clutter, but I physically cannot put this usable material in the trash. Alter gives permission to play and explore the afterlife of my clothing. To stretch beyond the practical and resourceful. In this work, salvaged garments are deconstructed and become a substrate for letterpress printing; exploring text as image, clothing as canvas, and the act of altering.

Kellee Morgado is an interdisciplinary designer and artist. She received her BFA in graphic design at Appalachian State University (2017) and most recently completed a two year fellowship at Black Rock Press (2018-2020). Her position as Redfield Fellow culminated in the Parley Project titled Don’t Cut Your Hair It’s Beautiful which is her first edition of artist books. Morgado currently resides in Reno, Nevada. She has a particular attraction to artist books, typography, printed matter, textiles and letterpress and enjoys exploring this intersection of books, print, and design.

A. Sculpt Skinny
Black denim jeans, muslin, letterpress printed lead type and wood type, clothing tags, hanger
17in x 17in
2020

L. Sienna Cigarette
Blue denim jeans, muslin, letterpress printed lead type and wood type, clothing
tags, hanger
17in x 19in
2020

T. Warm Iron
Cotton floral print shirt, light denim cotton shirt, buttons, letterpress printed lead type and wood type, clothing tags, hanger
17in x 17in
2020

E. Super Stretch
Blue faded denim jeans, letterpress printed lead type and wood type, clothing
tags, hanger.
17in x 17in
2020

R. Skinny Ankle
Mauve pants, black denim pants, letterpress printed lead type and wood type,
clothing tags, hanger
17in x 17in
2020

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