The Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Collaborative exhibition highlights bodies through art and fashion

What: On Bodies: Highlights from The Goss-Michael Foundation and the UNT Texas Fashion
Collection, an exhibition about bodies in fine art and high fashion
When: Friday, November 3, 2017 – Friday, February 2, 2018
Where: The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1305 Wycliff Ave #120, Dallas
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-4pm
Cost: Free

DALLAS, Texas – Bodies are a hot topic, both in the worlds of fine art and high fashion.  The Goss-
Michael Foundation (GMF) and the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC) at the University of North Texas
present On Bodies, an exploration of this subject through the permanent collections of both
institutions. The exhibition opens on Friday, November 3, with a public reception from 6:00p
to 8:00p CST, and will continue through Friday, February 2, 2018.

Some of the most provocative voices in the art world today are shown in conversation with
each other, exploring interpretations of the body across artistic disciplines.  Noted British artists
Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, among others, are featured alongside contemporary high fashion
by Jean Paul Gaultier, Todd Oldham, John Galliano, and other fashion designers. Curated
by GMF Adjunct Curator PJ Heil and TFC Assistant Director Annette Becker, the selected works
explore a variety of human experiences and how bodies play a role in our understanding
of the world.

In addition to the exhibition, artist and stylist Ruben Burgess Jr., who creates under the name
Sartorialnolift, has been commissioned to interpret the show’s thematic temper through drawing,
paint and, collage. Based in Dallas, Burgess has previously shown at Level Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Whether controlled, liberated, fetishized, disembodied, empowered, or activated – bodies in
the presented fine art, high fashion, and artistic intervention  offer invitations for visitors to
consider their relationship with their own bodies.
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