Clothes from the Past – A Solo Exhibition at Artspace

Helena Davis Gallery, Artspace, Richmond, VA, July 27 – August 19, 2018

Blog Post on Clothes from the Past


This film was recorded during the artist talk I gave at the Helena Davis Gallery during the opening reception.

“Clothes from the Past” exhibit is the outcome of a desire to rekindle the history by recreating garments worn by women and children in Anatolia and Europe between the 17th and 19th centuries. I used traditional techniques and materials from Turkey and other parts of Asia to add embellishments to these metal dresses.

This is an attempt rewrite the story of costumes that portray the status of the people and the sophistication of a culture.

Article published by Artists Inspire Artists, January, 2019

ACS Art Circles does a close-up view of “Clothes from the Past” by Belgin Yücelen at Helena Davis Gallery at artspace in Richmond, VA. exhibition dates: July 27 through August 19, 2018 issue. The review starts on page 276 in the ACS Magazine September/October 2018 issue at by Renée LaVerné Rose (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief).

This exhibition was partly sponsored by The American Turkish Society  through the Moon and Stars Project (MASP) Spring 2018 Grant.

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