Saturday, June 11, 2011

Merge and Flow (Disperse Dye ArtCloth)
SDA Members Exhibition

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
Over the past decade or so, I have created a new signature technique named MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS). This technique employs disperse dyes and involves hand printing multiple resists and multiple overprinted layers, employing numerous color plates and plant materials. The completed works are rich in color, light, shade, contrast, movement, depth, and moreover, yield a three-dimensional quality to the finished printed artworks. For your convenience, I have listed the following posts on this blogspot that also features this technique using cloth as the medium.
When Rainforests Ruled
Wangi’s Djirang
Flames Unfurling
Selected Disperse Dye ArtCloths
Sequestration of CO2

This blogspot also contains many posts of artworks that have featured in a number of exhibitions that have been curated by me or by other people. For your convenience I have listed these posts below.
ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions. M-T. Wisniowski
Sacred Planet I (Engaging New Visions) J. Dunnewold
Under Pressure (Engaging New Visions) L.A. Beehler
lo Rising II & Giza (Engaging New Visions) R. Benson
Etruscan Relic (Engaging New Vision) J. Raffer Beck
Catch The Light 1 & 2 (Engaging New Visions) J. Schulze
Emerge (Engaging New Visions) J. Truckenbrod
Breathe Deeply (Engaging New Visions) C. Benn
Die Gedanken Sind Frei 3 & 4 (Engaging New Visions) C. Helmer
Black Birds I & II (Engaging New Visions) C. Holmes
Autumn Visions I & II (Engaging New Visions) J. Petruskeviciene
Razing/Raising Walls, Warsaw (Engaging New Visions) N. Starszakowna
Quite Alone Oasis… (Engaging New Visions) J. Urbiene
Nothing Is The Same I & II (Engaging New Visions) E. van Baarle
Discharge Thundercloud (Engaging New Visions) K. Kagajo
Shroud Of Ancient Echoes I & II (Engaging New Visions) S. Fell-McLean
Cane Toad Narrative (Engaging New Visions) H. Lancaster
Visionary and Eclipse (Engaging New Vision) J. Ryder
Untitled ArtWorks (Engaging New Vision) Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley and Tjunkaya Tapaya
Treescape (Engaging New Vision) A. Trevillian
Codes – Lost Voices (ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Unleashed: The Rise of Australian Street Art (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
Confluence (SDA Conference) Various Artists
Transformation (Fairfield Museum and Art Gallery) Various Artists
The Journey (Megalo Studio) M-T. Wisniowski
Another Brick (Post Graffiti ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Six Memos (Shepparton Art Gallery) S. Fell-MacLean
Venice Biennale (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
Floating (Purple Noon Art & Sculpture Gallery) H. Lancaster
When Rainforests Glowed (Eden Gardens Gallery) M-T. Wisniowski
My Southern Land (Galerie 't Haentje te Paart, Netherlands) M-T. Wisniowski
The Last Exhibition @ Galerie ’t Haentje the Paart
Paste Modernism 4
El Anatsui
Mark Making on Urban Walls – Post Graffiti Art Work
Memory Cloth - Rememberings in Textile
Make Lace Not War - Part I
Fleeting


Introduction
The SDA member exhibition is held in conjunction with Confluence Conference, Minneapolis, USA. The exhibition will be held at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, Minneapolis, USA between 9th to 30th of June, 2011. If you are in the vicinity, please visit the exhibition, it has a lot to offer. Confluence the 2011 Surface Design Association Conference is presented by the Surface Design Association and the Textile Center USA.

As part of the Surface Design Association’s International Conference Confluence, SDA members were invited to submit work measuring 12" x 28" (vertical or horizontal format) for an installation showcasing innovative use of textiles.

Work using any textile technique or material includes surface design, weaving, quilting, knitting, stitching and the use of non-traditional materials.

The SDA Members' Show is an open call where all submitted work is exhibited in the show and then judged onsite for awards. The concept of the works is based on the following Conference Statement.


Confluence: The Theme Of The Conference
Just as two streams flowing together produce a mightier current,
Ideas meet and mingle, producing new shades of experience and meaning.
When time‐honored practices are viewed through the lens of new technologies,
and old materials are used in fresh ways, uncommon visions emerge, intermingle, and invite further investigation.
Confluence creates fresh patterns, etches new channels, and forges a deeper flow.
When diverse cultures and ideas intersect and then merge, our art and our world are transformed.

My ArtCloth work Warrawee was exhibited in the SDA Members Exhibition.
Note: This artwork was selected by Mary Schoeser to be included in her tome - Textiles: The Art Of Mankind, Thames & Hudson, New York (2012) Page 147.


Synopsis Of Artwork: Warrawee - Travelers Meeting Place
A junction, in the context of rail transport, is a place at which two or more rail routes converge or diverge. In the Australian bush there are sites named - “Warrawee” - indicating a favorite resting place for aboriginals to meet when on a “walk about” since they will be re-energized and re-ignited by company and moreover, by the tranquility of its surrounds.

My ArtCloth work is based on a peaceful and re-energized surrounds.


Technique
I used my signature MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique, employing disperse dyes and flora on satin. For other MSDS artworks on this blog, use "SEARCH THIS BLOG" tool employing keyword - "MSDS".
Size: 12 inches (width) x 28 inches (length).

Warrawee – Travelers Meeting Place.

Warrawee - Travelers Meeting Place (full view 2).

Warrawee - Travelers Meeting Place (detail view 1).

Warrawee - Travelers Meeting Place (detail view 2).

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