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Textile Arts Center Studio Residency

Posted on: Thursday, October 28, 2010


The Textile Arts Center (TAC) in Brooklyn will soon be expanding its programming to fulfill its mission as a resource center for the textile community at large. As of this winter, they will offer studio residencies to (6) six working artists or designers who are dedicated to working with textiles and looking to further their participation in the community at large. This new Studio Rental Program will begin on January, 2011, and there are also sorts of amazing benefits included in the monthly rental fee. Visit the TAC website for a listing of all the features included with the residency program.


Beautiful, light-filled interior at TAC's ground floor studio

Application Deadline: December 5, 2010
Tour and Info Session Dates: Sundays, Nov 7, 14 -- 4PM; Weds Nov 10, 17, Dec 1 -- 7PM
Interviews to be held: December 6 - 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2010
Start of Cycle: January 2, 2011
End of Cycle: June 30, 2011
Group Show: July - August 2011



Do not hesitate to contact TAC's staff with any questions that you might have regarding this great opportunity.

'Moving Home' at The Hunterdon Art Museum

Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010

Urmila Mohan's 'Moving Home' mixed media installation at The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ

Artist Urmila Mohan comments on her 'Moving Home' exhibition - on view at The Hunterdon Museum of Art through December 5, 2010:

"In Moving Home I use the ephemeral packing peanut as a symbol of the permanence as well as the transience of home – the two different yet related states of being rooted and routed. I subvert the functionality of packing peanuts by casting them in white clay slip and hide their image within the screen-printed camouflage pattern on fabric and wallpaper. By covering the elements of the installation, like the wall, upholstered couch and disembodied traveler’s suit with packing peanuts “skins,” I represent the corporeality of surfaces and question how we create, define and simulate identity."



An excerpt from the curator's statement:

"Working at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Mohan also created fabrics and wallpaper that incorporate the image of the packing peanut into a camouflage pattern. She uses these materials to transform the gallery into a domestic space. A matching “traveler’s suit” hangs in the room, suggesting the missing human presence that is required to complete the idea of home."

Image 1: Installation ViewHunterdon Art Museum, 2010, Screenprinted cotton, DevorĂ©, Slipcast earthenware. Image 2: Traveler’s Suit, 2010, Screenprinted cotton, Packing paper, Body form. (images courtesy of the artist).

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