Friday, April 20, 2012

Opening tonight - Friday, April 20th in Calgary

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  "FABRICated" 

DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB  (Inglewood Calgary) in collaboration with the Alberta Craft Council, will showcase unconventional, contemporary works, from 10 fibre artists from around North America.  FABRICated will be on display and available for sale from April 20 to June 3, 2012, with the opening reception tonight Friday, 20th April at 7pm.

Several SDA:Alberta members** and Alberta-based artists are among those featured:

Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas**, Arlee Barr**, Margie Davidson**, Deborah Dumka, Connie Fraser, Matt Gould, Luke Haynes, Mary Holdgrafer, Jill Nuckles, Dana Roman

Below I feature the work of Arlee Barr.
Artist: arlee barr :  Padded Cell: Boro'd Time



Artitst: arlee barr :  Padded Cell: Boro'd Time (Detail)
Naturally dyed threads and fabrics, ecoprinted fabrics, hand and machine stitch.

Collaborating with Nature means giving up some control of design. Chance and accidents result in organic graffiti that the artist can only enhance, not claim.

An obsessive embroiderer, locked in her own mind, stitches her myopic and isolated view of time and sanity in daily recordings of hope and despair. A sampler, a diary, a medical chart, nature and personal tempo elicit responses to her internal and external wanderings, with thread and needle marking each day.

Congratulations to all the exhibitors.

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