TRANSFORMING FOSSHAPE: 2D & 3D APPLICATIONS
POTOMAC FIBER ARTS GUILD
SEPTEMBER 14- 16
SHAPE SHIFTERS AND TEXTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS
JUST A FEW SPOTS LEFT!
The focus of this workshop is on transforming a 2D material called Fosshape®—a unique, low melt synthetic fiber that hardens with heat—into rigid 3D forms and textural 2D artworks. Students will learn simple methods to transform Fosshape which include stitching, ruching, plaiting, fusing, distressing, and molding for 3D applications, as well as embossing, collage and layering for 2D artworks. During class participants can create sculptures, vessels, forms or wearable art. You may also construct maquettes, bases for other art/craft disciplines and armatures for structural felting, as well as for theatrical applications, Cosplay and garments. Industrial heat guns, embossers, presses, and incisors will be used. Open to all skill levels.
“Shadows” is a group exhibition focused on the processes used in creating artwork. Along with finished work by 14 local artists, we’ll also be highlighting the tools and materials used, sketches or older works, and even in-process pieces.
Curated by Edilburga Gonzalez, James McConnell, & Sharon Dennehy
Addison Adams, Ashley Anderson, Maddy Barreto, BORN,
Crystal Desai, Travis Dodd, Mike Germon, Jason Kofke,
Jeremiah McCleary, Margaret Quiggle, Leisa Rich,
Lucha Rodríguez, Adam Stephenson, Elise Williams
September 13th - October 19th
Opening reception: Friday, September 13th. 7p-11p
with sounds by Infrared
Curator Show: Jessica Helfrecht
Saturday, October 12, 20197:00 PM
to Friday, November 8, 20198:00 PM
MINT @ The MET680 Murphy Avenue Southwest, Unit 2095Atlanta, GA, 30310United States
February 18- March 18, 2020
More details to follow!
THE ROBERT BATEMAN CENTRE
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
CASTAWAYS: Art From the Material world
Castaways is a “rags to riches” genre of visual storytelling that embodies the collective voice of twenty women artists from Canada and the Americas. The exhibition is an immersive experience that takes the viewer on a compelling journey that reconsiders our existence in a material culture confronting global climate change.As storytelling begins … Once upon a time “Castaways” came from Thrown Away, a destination no one talks about that is located in an endless sea of smouldering, unwanted clothing and textiles. In the exhibit society’s undesirables drive a 100% recycled, dynamic combination of visual art, installations and digital media in which the viewer must revisit the worthless – including individuals, animals and places that have become abandoned. As in the artwork of Robert Bateman, Castaways’ artists are determined to communicate from the frontlines of an endangered natural world to further meaningful public dialogue to reach a promising future.
Artist and Curator, Vivienne Challandes, presents climate change-related issues in a passionate, open-ended framework to invite participation and collaborations that foster social change. “Castaways artists were asked to face the destructive chaos of the garment industry and corporate greed. No small ask. Fortunately, when highly creative people are encouraged to create brave work and commit to revolutionary thinking – the extraordinary happens”.
The public is invited to witness an otherworldly flutter of the last butterflies, Phantom Reef, stranger creatures, the Frustrations, Ghost Nets and a Shadow Factory. At the end of the Castaways story – you decide how the future is fashioned.
Starting: March 6th, 2020 — Ending: June 5th, 2020