Linen Shirts by Dylan Matsuno, Joshua Boulos, and Baijun Chen for Deerskin

What happens when the shirtmaker’s shirting fabric becomes the painter’s painting surface?

Each shirt is cut and sewn from three different raw linen canvases, stretched and tacked onto stretcher bars, and then painted by each artist. Upon removing the finished paintings from their stretcher bars, holes left by the copper tacks were filled by copper rivets and deerskin leather washers.

Photography and temporary installation courtesy of Apartment 13 Gallery, taking place during the deinstallation of their group exhibition, “SCENE”.