Fibers & Material Studies

November 27, 2017

Fibers Tech and Printmaking Alumni Amy Cousins solo show at Illinois State University

Author: Kate Garman

You Will Never Have the Comfort of Our Silence Again August 18 – October 8, 2017 Amy Cousins’ large-scale sculptures and installations are based on her research into rare protest ephemera, out-of-print feminist newspapers, and first-person accounts of radical queer histories. From the Lesbian Feminist Declaration of 1976 to the Gay Liberation Dances that emerged across the U.S. in the 1970s, Cousins reimagines these remarkable yet poorly documented events and reveals captivating examples of inventiveness in queer protest. Her sculptural reinterpretations are produced with a range of processes and materials: wall hung appliqué textile figures, text made from shag fabric, a ten-foot-tall papier-mâché puppet, and an off-kilter tufted patent leather vinyl vitrine—complete with kinky lavender fur—to name a few. Read more here... Read More

November 27, 2017

Erin M. Riley Alumni in Narrative Horizons at Moore

Author: Kate Garman

September 16 – December 9, 2017 Narrative Horizons presents the work of three women—Kay Healy, Sophia Narrett and Erin M. Riley—whose contemporary studio practices are heavily influenced by traditions steeped in functional craft and the handmade. Presented in conjunction with CraftNOW—a citywide exhibition examining the fluid boundaries that exist around art, design and craft—this show considers how contemporary revivals of sewing, weaving and embroidery reflect the continuing feminist interest in historical technique and play a crucial role in helping these artists understand the past while addressing identity in the present and future. Artist Talk: Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm.   Read More

October 22, 2015

Tyler Alumnus Talks About His Work For Pope Francis

Author: Kylie Doyle

A few weekends ago, Philadelphia was addressed by Pope Francis, who used his time in Philadelphia to spread messages of love and acceptance. There is a great deal of preparation that goes into the appearances of Pope Francis, and one of those is the making of the vestments that he wears. Father Vincent Crosby, a man of faith and an alumnus of Tyler, is the creator of these fabrics. I was fortunate enough to speak with him about his history, process, and current work. Read More

October 5, 2015

Olivia Valentine, Artist Lecture & Bobbin Lace Demo

Author: Ajay Leister

The Fibers and Materials Studies department welcomed Olivia Valentine to give a lecture about her work and demonstrate on the process of bobbin lace To see Olivia's work please visit her website: Read More

September 9, 2015

Jesse Harrod: Low Ropes Course Opening

Author: Ajay Leister

Jesse Harrod presents new work at NURTUREart. Opening on September 11, 2015 from 7-9PM.   NURTURE art Gallery 56 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY On view September 12 - October 11. Read More


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