is an installation and exhibition of refashioned and reclaimed wedding dresses from various eras of style.
The title of the exhibition is a veiled reference to Evelyn Waugh’s book of similar title, Brideshead Revisited. Waugh’s story has been studied and parsed since its publication in 1945. One motif debated is whether the central figure is a gay man. I am broadly referencing gay pride in this installation by printing in series like the rainbow flag that has become synonymous with gay pride outreach. Each wedding dress and formal wear item chosen and installed is in series (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). The titles of each dress are the names of the main characters in the novel.
Creative York Project Space