Event type: All Ages
Slow Art vs. Fast Fashion
Join Nadine Flagel as she talks about works-in-progress that explore the implications of fast fashion by restaging and reusing post-consumer textiles. Specifically, her works explore the rag yard as a source of crisis and creativity. Learn about moving between ideas and patterns, between technical problem-solving and more abstract concepts. The central concept will be the snag: the emergence of the unexpected, the jolting sensation when your sweater catches on a rusty nail. Whereas others might see snags as imperfections, difficulties, or dangers, we can see moments that require presence, that require the rug hooker’s celebration of discarded, damaged fabric and fibres.
About Nadine Flagel:
Nadine Flagel is a self-taught textile and fibre artist whose mission is making art out of “making do.” She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Dalhousie University and teaches literature. Early next year Flagel will hold a solo exhibition at the BC Craft Council. She has written about textile art, created textile art for public art commission, and received grants to make art with youth. She is also a member of the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Artists and CARFAC. As a settler, Nadine lives and works on unceded land of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.
Learn more about Nadine and her work at https://pretextstudio.com and on Instagram @pretextstudio.
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Cutoff is Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:59 am EST unless it sells out earlier.