Saturday, June 11, 2011

Merge and Flow (Disperse Dye ArtCloth)
SDA Members Exhibition

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
My artwork has appeared in a number of exhibitions which have been featured on this blog spot. For your convenience I have listed these posts below.

ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions (Marie-Therese Wisniowski - Curator's Talk)
Sequestration of CO2 (Engaging New Visions) M-T. Wisniowski
Codes – Lost Voices (ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Unleashed: The Rise of Australian Street Art (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
The Journey (Megalo Studio) M-T. Wisniowski
Another Brick (Post Graffiti ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
ArtCloth Swap & Exhibition
When Rainforests Ruled (Purple Noon Art & Sculpture Gallery) M-T. Wisniowski
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
Mark Making on Urban Walls @ Palm House (Post Graffiti Art Work)
Fleeting - My ArtCloth Work Exhibited @ Art Systems Wickham Art Gallery
My Eleven Year Contribution to the '9 x 5' Exhibition at the Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre


Introduction
The SDA member exhibition was held in conjunction with Confluence Conference, Minneapolis, USA. The exhibition was held at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, Minneapolis, USA between 9th to 30th of June, 2011. 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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