Fabric & Form is an exhibition featuring the work of Art + Design students who are exploring textiles and wearables for applications in costume, fashion, and contemporary art.
In 2017, the Art Practices program offered a series of new material studies courses that investigated textiles as a departure point for creative exploration. These courses combined skill development in surface design, sewn construction, and flat patterning with thematic content that approaches the textile arts from a variety of perspectives. In Fabric & Form, students explored sculptural approaches to using textiles through theory and practice. In Garment Design Construction, student focused on wearable works for applications in fashion and costume. Unlike traditional textile and apparel programs, these courses are designed to compliment the interdisciplinary nature of the Art Practice degree. Students are encouraged to find their own relationship with the textiles and develop a body of work that reflects their individual interests in both studio and applied art contexts.
Exhibition on view April 13-24, 2018
Reception: Wednesday, April 18th from 5-7pm
2000 SW 5th Avenue
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Free and open to the public
Cover image: Swamp Stole by Liz Wanderer