Kathy Lovas’ exhibition CLOTHING CRIMES . . . and Misdemeanors was inspired by the true-crime story of her stolen car in the fall of 2016. Her vehicle was found two weeks later, undamaged, but containing a large mysterious pile of clothing. The artist began photographing each item of clothing in her studio at life-size. She then hand-printed each of the 88 photos via the DASS inkjet transfer process to create an alternative artist’s book titled UUMV / OOTD. Continued research led to the creation of several additional works dealing with clothing crimes.
pictured above: Kathy Lovas, UUMV / OOTD (detail), 2020, alternative artist’s book( handmade DASS transfer prints on optimized yupo paper, ink, wood frames), individual prints: 13″w x 19″h, installation: size variable