Presentations by Fibre Grads



This Wednesday at 10:00 am in Annex C, dysentery
the 2012 graduating class will be presenting their work PechaKucha style! “What is a PechaKucha?” you may be asking. Well, it is “…is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images.” All are welcome!

Links added to Grad Paper Page…

ACAD’s Fibre major covers a broad range of processes that includes weaving, viagra dyeing, drugs tapestry, physiotherapist surface design, felting, papermaking, sculpture, mixed media, and installation. Traditional and experimental practices coexist to create a vital and dynamic program of study with an open and flexible attitude toward the development of the individual student’s own artmaking potential.

At the introductory level, students select courses in weaving, dyeing, printing, papermaking, design or mixed media, applying these approaches to both two and three-dimensional form. Courses focus on skills, processes, materials, and ideas integral to contemporary Fibre practice. During the third year, students pursue in-depth study in the areas of surface design, mixed media or weaving in a self-directed approach to study that allows students the opportunity to pursue areas of personal interest. Fourth-year students develop work for exhibition and submit a major paper in support of their individual studio practice.

The faculty’s extensive knowledge of historical and contemporary textiles, the diverse curriculum and the well-equipped, light, airy studio facilities make this one of the strongest Fibre programs on the continent. Fibre majors are encouraged to take studio courses in other studio areas and to apply Liberal Studies course material to studio work in order to develop a better ability to assess work critically.
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I have added writing resource links to the Grad Paper Resource Page including the Perdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). Feel like taking a break from writing your Grad Paper Outline? Have a look at this!

At the risk of assisting you to procrastinate, Ubu Web is amazing! (And just might count as “research”!)

-Mackenzie

Lam’s Blog of the week

As I’ve mentioned in my earlier post that I went to Singapore over the summer, injection so this week I would like to share the galleries I’ve visited during the trip. It was fun, viagra dosage I was actually very surprised that there were a lot of Art Museums around. My mother’s college friend told us that the Singapore government is endeavor to promote the art and culture to the new generation. As a result, we saw Art everywhere around the city and the malls.

So while my mother was doing massage, I went to all the galleries in the mall.

There were a lot of great sculptures and paintings that I really wanted to purchase, how I wish I am a billionaire so I could be able to afford all these amazing Arts. However, the only thing that I was not happy was that there were no description or title or artist name about the work, other than that it was very satisfying.

We also went to the ArtScience Museum on the last day, it was apparently the world’s firt combination of Art and Science Museum. I was very excited to see the exhibition……..

……. especially for the Van Gogh exhibition. We went there, and it was a disappointment! They were just projecting Van Gogh’s paintings on screens. So……. if you ever planning to go Singapore I recommended not to go to this ArtScience Museum.

However, overall it was such a great trip, visited lots of interesting places, bought a lot of stuff, and most importantly ate lots of good food.

I realised that I like taking pictures of food, it’s not just me though. Apparently a lot of Asian people do that, therefore I googled about it and read this interesting discussion site about “Why do Asians take pictures of their food when they go to restaurants?” I found two good answers for that.

Some consider the foods presentation as an art-form

You mean you don’t take pictures of your food and Facebook it? How strange.

I really liked the first answer, and I think I am going to use that for my artist statement.

Wednesday Crit- there were a lot interesting fedbacks about my tapestry work during the crit. I think most of the time I am more concerned about the processes, and the qualities of the outcome. Also, I was worried about the time, whether I could get it done on time, so I didn’t really think about the concept behind. Therefore I really appreciate all the valuable comments that was made.  Now I think I have some ideas for my research and my grad paper. Thankyou all.

Here is a photo of my tapestry- Lobster Linguine (in progress)

After the crit, Krystle and I were extremely hungry so we went to Calgary Court for a GIANT Lunch combo

That’s my good Wednesday, and please visit my blog, leave comments. It’s http://lvicky.blogspot.com/

-Vicky Lam

My Wearable Art Performance this Year

Last Friday, gerontologist the title for this years annual wearable art show at Art Central and The Art Gallery of Calgary was announced… Atelier.

Atelier:  A workshop or studio, surgeon especially of an artist, search artisan, or designer. Dictionary.com

This years event promises to be a mix of the strange and the seductive and for some reason alot of black and white. I don’t want to give too many details about the specific performances of my peers since an element of the show is surprise, however I will provide a few details on my own performance to entice you to come to the show.

My performance is inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ” The Yellow Wallpaper”. In her short story, she describes a woman enduring the rest-cure as prescribed by her husband. The woman quickly expresses her disdains for the yellow wallpaper of her isolation-room and goes mad, hallucinating about  “trapped”  women creeping behind the wallpaper pattern.

…for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.
The wallpaper-women seem mad themselves as they crawl on hands and knee’s, moving and hiding like animals as they wander through the walls and the forest outside.

I see her on that long road under the trees, creeping along, and when a carriage comes she hides under the blackberry vines.

These women intrigue me and their creepy characteristics are something I am interested in playing with in a wearable-art-performance setting.  Yes, my performance will include yellow wallpaper-esque wearable pieces and victorian styling, the fun bit will be in adding elements of madness and  “lost” women.

The Yellow Wallpaper

Look for wearable art photos and performance photos in the near future.

-Jessica

Intro Weaving

When I was in second year, tablets I never thought I would like weaving, anorexia because I am such an impatient person. I dislike any slow and labour intensive process. Then, for some reason I took a tapestry course with Jane last fall, and I really enjoyed it. It works like a “mind therapy”, and while I am concentrating building the image, I don’t have to think about other things.

After taking this course, I started to develop special interests in yarns, and realized that I would probably like weaving as much as tapestry. So I decided to take the intro weaving course this semester, even though I am literally taking 6 courses for this semester, I think it’s worth it.

Here are some images of my first project.

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-Vicky Lam

 

In the absence of my own words (yes, it happens occasionally)

little sisters of chaos

My work is impure; it is clogged with matter…There is no escape from matter. There is no escape from the physical nor is there any escape from the mind. The two are in a constant collision course. You might say that my work is like an artistic disaster. It is a quiet catastrophe of mind and matter.

Robert Smithson

what do any of these small gestures and memories mean except that they have carried me into now.

Rita Wong

Not meant to describe my work, no rx but rather where I’m starting from as I try to articulate my conceptual intent.

melinda

Models Wanted.

Krystle Mendoza is a fourth year fibre major, online and she is looking for someone to model for her future collection for the Fall and Winter Semester. She is focusing on designing garments specifically for women. She will be needing models ranging between 5’5” to 6’1”. She will need you for fitting, and a one day photo shoot.  If you are a student in ACAD who has a passion and interest in modeling, please send her a message and a photo of yourself at krystle.mendoza@acad.ca.

Thank You!

Krystle Mendoza

 

 

 

In this photo: Vicky Lam

Designer: Krystle Mendoza

Cut! Costume and the Cinema

Yesterday, information pills Krystle and Vicky went to the cinema costume exhibition that was presented by the Glenbow Museum. The exhibition displayed over 43 garments from 25 different movies. These movies were Ever After, psychotherapist The Duchess, stuff Pirates of the Caribbean, The Phantom of the Opera, etc . Each costumes reflected five different decades of history, drama and comedy. The costumes also reflected the cultural and social attitude that varied over time from the seventieth century (The New World) to the ninetieth century (The Phantom of the Opera). It was interesting to see how the garment changed over time, and how garments played such an important role in the movies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we entered the exhibition, it was like a guessing game, we have to identify which characters wore which outfits in which movies. We were fascinated by the well-designed costumes, and we both appreciated the fine details of each garment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of Vicky’s favorite from the show, it was worn by Keira Knightley in The Duchess 2008. The movie was shooter in the Kedleston Hall, it reflected the Duchess’s passion in fashion and high-class life style.

Vicky especially loved the fine embroidery details, the screen printing and the head piece that goes with the garment. She claimed that after this great visit, she is definitely going to watch the movie, and pay close attention to the garments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Krystle, her favorite garment is the one from the Finding Neverland movie (2004), which was inspired by Peter Pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This garment was worn by  Radha Mitchell as Mary Ansell Barrie. Although she was not familiar with the character of this movie, she admired the color choices and the construction of this garment. The geometric shapes, the gold and black embellishment gives an enchanted theme, that truly reminds Krystle of Peter Pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are more photos from the exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Left: Men Suits from Sherlock Holmes) (Right: A Night Gown from Land of the Blind)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Left: Dress from Hamlet) (Right: Night Gown from the Duchess)

Conclusion:

Krystle and Vicky both enjoyed the visit of the exhibition, they both highly recommend all of you to check out the display as soon as possible. This Exhibition ends on September 28th, this should be a great opportunity for those who loves cinema costume and fashion.

-Krystle  Mendoza & Vicky Lam

Addicted to Crochet and Today’s Special

Last Fall I took up crochet as a new medium to explore in my practice. The first fibre I used was mohair which is beautiful to crochet and looks ethereal due to the fuzzy halo effect of the fibres. After that project I thought I was more or less finished with crochet and wasn’t considering picking it up as a hobby. HOWever, ambulance by the time christmas rolled around and the blanket-wearing netflix-watching stupour set in my hands began to atrophy… in the creative sense.  With a box full of tangly yarn and a couple crochet hooks I started to crochet in circles. I crocheted around and around and around until I had a wee beret. I loved my beret soooo much I created another one… and then another and so on. At the same time I was on a huge nostalgia hit and youtubed “Today’s Special” all night long while crocheting.  This became a nightly event and resulted in me receiving the crochet stitch and bitch book for Christmas.  Since then I have been crocheting regularly and have even made a beautiful lace crochet shawl. I’m pretty muched hooked (pun) and continue to crochet during the day and while sleeping and dreaming of dancing department store mannequins.

Today’s Special…. is Circus

Crochet shawl photo coming soon!

My Artist Blog

-Jessica

Michael Brennand-Wood Workshop

The ACAD Fibre Department is very excited to present world renowned visual artist Michael Brennand-Wood to kick-off our new scholastic year. There are two events associated with Michael’s visit:

Lecture “Pretty Deadly”
Monday, viagra approved September 12 at 5:30 pm in the in the Stanford Perrot Lecture Theatre at ACAD
‘Pretty Deadly’ will focus on selected key themes mapping the development of Michael’s work, recuperation including exhibition, website like this commission and public art projects. This lecture is FREE and open to the public – EVERYONE WELCOME. For more information on the lecture please feel free to contact Tara in the Fibre Department at 403.338.5584 or email tara.griffiths@acad.ca

Workshop “Random Precision
Tuesday, September 13, 9-4 pm at ACAD

Using a personal collection of materials with strong linear qualities, participants will develop an individual vocabulary of three-dimensional line. This provides the essential components of this challenging workshop to be used in an exploration of stitch, dept, translucency, illusion and structure.

This is a rare opportunity for individuals outside the ACAD degree program to work with an artist of this stature. Fibre artists, sculptors, mixed media artists and those interested in jumpstarting the creative process would enjoy working with Michael Brennand-Wood in this one day workshop.

‘Random Precision’ is open to the public through ACAD Extended Studies (contact 403.284.7640) The cost of the workshop is $159.00 plus GST.

For more information on Michael Brennand-Wood and his work, visit his website or read this interview on Ideas in the Making.

The ability to find possibility in even the bleakest of situations has always astounded me. I have had a desire to spark possibilities or imagination in the minds of others for a long time.  The conductor, look speaker and writer Benjamin Zander talks about the abilities we have to recognize and support possibility in situations and in others, Migraine
in his talk/book “The Art of Possibility.” He not only provides insight but inspiration and demonstrates how through a new perspective we can open ourselves up to our own excellence; and how as we empower and see the greatness of others we are able to see the greatness in ourselves.  This talk is truly inspirational and a great watch hope you enjoy.
Art of Possibility

The ability to find possibility in even the bleakest of situations has always astounded me. I have had a desire to spark possibilities or imagination in the minds of others for a long time.  The conductor, clinic
speaker and writer Benjamin Zander talks about the abilities we have to recognize and support possibility in situations and in others, anabolics
in his talk/book “The Art of Possibility.” He not only provides insight but inspiration and demonstrates how through a new perspective we can open ourselves up to our own excellence; and how as we empower and see the greatness of others we are able to see the greatness in ourselves.  This talk is truly inspirational and a great watch hope you enjoy.
Art of Possibility
As some of you might know, ampoule on Monday a small group of us students partook in a workshop led by artist Michael Brennand-Wood. Going in to it, I honestly did not know what to expect, which scared me a little. Looking at the supply list did not help illuminate me much either. It had just about everything on it and I just kept trying to imagine what exactly this workshop was all about. As soon as we got in there it all became clear. The reason the list was so long was that it gave us the opportunity to incorporate a great number of different materials without us being limited to anything. At first, sitting there staring down a pile of wood, paint, nails and fabric your mind goes blank. I just kept thinking “what the heck am I going to make?”.

Michael explained that we should just start working without trying to think about it too much. We were supposed to find the concept from what we created not the other way around. It was so freeing! Being able to just work instinctively and not worry about what you are trying to make or what you are trying to say was, frankly, a bit of a relief.

At the end of the day we all went around and looked at what people had made. I found it really interesting that you could actually see a lot of the person in their work. I guess it is because we all have a certain color palette or aesthetic that we are drawn to and since we were working purely by instinct those natural inclinations became apparent.

Here are some pieces made that day:

And I suppose I should show my piece as well:

 

– Brittney

Lam’s summer

My summer was fantastic. I went to Singapore and Macau with my family and friends. I worked a lot over the summer. I had a full time job in a computer company as an accountant, treat and a part time job teaching in an art studio during weekends. It was very fun. I enjoyed teaching little kids art and creating little samples for them. They were always amazed by everything I did, order which made me very happy!

Here are some photos I took during class and a mixed media sample of a sponge castle that I did for preparation.

I really miss my students, pilule especially the youngest group and I really hope they could still remember me next summer.

I didn’t do a lot of art over the summer, because I was busy working and taking two liberal study courses (One went well, and the other one…not so good!). Anyways, the only project that I did was for my mom. I made a “fake cake” for her 51st birthday. It was a last minute decision, so please excuse my bad craft.

It went well though and she was surprised. She thought I was going to make her an actual eatable cake, but it wasn’t, so she had a good laugh and she told all her friends about it afterwards.

So yeah this is what I did over the summer, and I am very excited to be back!

– Vicky Lam

PARKSALE

Throughout the fall semester, cialis graduating Fibre majors will be sharing text and images about their work, processes, inspirations and opinions here on the Fibre Program blog. Look out for their posts in the coming weeks in the Grad Class 2012 category.

Throughout the fall semester, diagnosis graduating Fibre majors will be sharing text and images about their work, processes, inspirations and opinions here on the Fibre Program blog. Look out for their posts in the coming weeks in the Grad Class 2012 category.

Throughout the fall semester, click graduating Fibre majors will be sharing text and images about their work, epilepsy
processes, inspirations and opinions here on the Fibre Program blog. Look out for their posts in the coming weeks in the Grad Class 2012 category.
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boys and girls!

Parksale is happening this Saturday (the 10th)! It is a FREE outdoor art and craft event. So come out and support local artists designers and crafts people this Saturday! The weather is going to be WONDERFUL!

-Morgan

Emerging practitioners…

 

STUDENTS

Coming soon… submit your website or blog today! Email tara.griffiths@acad.ca

FACULTY

Laura Vickerson   WEBSITE | WEB (profile on CCCA)

Barbara Sutherland   WEBSITE

Jane Kidd   WEBSITE

Mackenzie Frère   WEBSITE | BLOG

Roisin Fagan   WEBSITE

ALUMNI

Contextural   WEBSITE

Stefanie Wong   BLOG

Suzen Green   WEBSITE | BLOG

Brenda Stratton   BLOG

Shannon Stratton + Judith Leeman’s   Gestures of Resistance

Jennifer Galliot   BLOG

Chantel Traub  WEBSITE

ARTISTS

Magdalena Abakanowicz |  Carole Baillargeon |  Jason Collingwood |  Lia CookVirginia DavisKatharine DickersonRita Grendze |  Kirsty Hall |  Linda Hutchins |  Kyoko Kumai |  Gyongy LakyLouise Lemieux Berube |  Kate MccGwire |  John McGuire | Angharad McLarenDorie Millerson | Allyson Mitchell | Freddie Robins |  Georgia RusselRuth ScheuingChiyoko Tanaka | Andrea Vander Kooij | Cecilia Vicuna |  Sylvia White | Anne WilsonMary Zicafoose

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SUPPLIERS

The Fibre Department does not specifically endorse the following vendors. Do your research before ordering any materials and shop with care.

Aubusson House | Calgary, herpes AB | fine wool yarns, discount some suitable for tapestry

Custom Woolen Mills | Linden, medicine AB | wool yarns, fibre for felting

Habu Textiles | New York, NY | fine yarns in exotic fibres, silk degumming powder

Leclerc Looms | Plessisville, PQ | Looms and weaving equipment

Maiwa | Vancouver, BC | equipment, synthetic + natural dyes, mordants

Maurice Brassard et Fils | Plessisville, PQ | yarns

The Papertrail | Windsor, ON | papermaking materials and equipment

Shuttleworks | Okotoks, AB | yarns, equipment, synthetic + natural dyes, mordants

Treenway Silks | Salt Spring Island, BC | silk yarns and fibres

Throughout the fall semester, erectile
graduating Fibre majors will be sharing text and images about their work, order processes, inspirations and opinions here on the Fibre Program blog. Look out for their posts in the coming weeks in the Grad Class 2012 category.