Installation begins next week for the WEARING MY AGE project. I have been picking, snipping, ironing and packing. The last thing that HAD TO BE DONE to the outfits was cleaning up the petticoats.
Embroidering the petticoats, without wasting an appalling amount of self-adhesive stabilizer and time, involved copious amounts of blue tape. Hooray for blue tape, every artists friend! But it left loads of little bits of evidence behind that had to be removed with tweezers before pressing could occur.
The uniforms are now in their dress bags. Most of the "stuff" is in the car. None of it is hanging in the main part of the studio anymore.
Now I can THINK!
I have begun a new feminist project about weight, shame and consumerism : Faith in the Assistance of Things. Feel free to contribute through the blog or facebook.
I am also been doing research a project called Holding it together: women's lifesaving stories. I will let you know more when I have it a bit further along.
This project to which many of you contributed your thoughts, is opening Thursday, November 13, 2014 • Artist Talk 5 pm • Reception 6-8pm
I will present WEARING MY AGE in the upcoming exhibition Truth Telling: Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants Exhibition at the galleries of Concordia University Saint Paul. The galleries are located in the Concordia Art Center, 1301 Marshall Avenue, at the corner of Marshall Avenue and Syndicate Street North in St.Paul.
WEARING MY AGE
I have received a grant from the Jerome Foundation to work on a project that I have called "Wearing My Age."