Mark Newport: Self-Made Man
opened to the public on Friday night at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis County. Newport knitted superhero costumes for this exhibition, and even donned one -- appearing "in character" -- during the opening reception on Friday.
RFT calendar editor Paul Friswold writes in his preview of the exhibition's opening: And while there is no denying that finding Captain America's iconic duds in a gallery is just plain cool, there's also something alarming about the way the costumes hang limply, empty of the human form that gives them life -- even if it is a fictional life.
(Read the full preview here.
Photgrapher Emily Good brings back these photos from the opening reception. In them, you can spot Newport in a light-blue knit jumpsuit.