Monday, December 28, 2009

Shibori Unbound, works by Margaret Barnett (Feb'10)

For our friends in Australia, be sure to plant this exhibition on your 2010 calendar:

Works by Margaret Barnett
Pine Rivers Gallery

February 27th - March 27th, 2010

An exploration of the Shapes, the Spaces and the Silences of Semi-Arid Landscapes through shibori textiles

Margaret is an artist from Australia who creates 2- and 3-dimensional contemporary fiber works, both large and miniature. She has taught for The Australian Forum for Textiles Arts and assisted International Tutors for that organisation. Learn more about Margaret here

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Artwear Symposium - Register now! (June'10, MN)

"Artwear Symposium
hosted by Textile Center
June 2-8, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Registration opens January 6. All registration materials are currently available online.

In June 2010, Textile Center will host a week-long symposium focused on Artwear. Held at Textile Center's beautiful facilities, this event will be an intimate and intense study of what it means to be wearable art. Learn about the event details here

Monday, December 7, 2009

Art Installation: Padmaja Krishnan

it's about time.
Came across these images of an installation by Indian artist Padmaja Krishnan and i just had to post here. For Lisbon's 5th annual EXPERIMENTA DESIGN event (Sept-Nov 2009), Padmaja used traditional embroidery to comment on effects of time in our contemporary society. Creating "a collection of handcrafted wooden laptops that capture fleeting objects of mass consumption of the 21st century, [the installation] allow[s] for reflection on the colossal power of the image and the role of new mythology in our society."

Thoughtful, thought provoking, and considered, yet visually fanciful with its brightly colored Kaantha embroidery and illustrations. From her blog:

The laptop is a metaphorical frame of our ‘Fast’, ‘time-less’ and ‘consumerist’ world and Kaantha embroidery is a representative screen of the ‘slow’, the ‘recycled’, the ‘remade’, the ‘inexpensive’ and the ‘precious seconds’. [The two together] create objects that are a comment on and at the same time question the state of the world today.

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