17th St/SMC Station

Carmen Argote
What you wore, What you wear, 2016
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Porcelain enamel steel

Photographs of meticulously arranged clothing culled from community members represent both the commuter and the rhythm of the daily commute. Shown pressed together in closets, the garments symbolize rush hour, whereas when depicted draped over benches, they create the impression of waiting seated figures. Overall, the clothes showcase diverse personalities, professions and cultural influences.

Interview with the artist