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PRATT SCHOOL OF DESIGN PRESENTS: TEXTILE THINKING

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September 15-30, 2018

Artist Talk: September 30, 3 - 4pm

The exhibition “Textile Thinking” highlights the vibrant and provocative conversations that the faculty and students of the School of Design participate in while interrogating textiles. The field of textiles is a wellspring of inspiration to both the fashion, product and interior design program’s material explorations and theoretical thinking.

As they work outside of the academic structure of a traditional textile program, the students and faculty at the School of Design bring energy, focus and a pragmatic naiveté to the subject of textiles. The exhibition illustrates this conversation through student course work and selected professors’ theoretical and professional endeavors relating to textiles.
 
 
Location:
Textile Arts Center
TAC Project Space

505 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
 

Gallery Hours:
Saturday-Thursday, 11AM-6PM and by appointment.
*Friday Hours are TBD*

 
About Pratt Institute:
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

https://www.pratt.edu/academics/school-of-design/

Kira Freije in Conversation with Tom Worsfold

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Kira Freije, The Dark Away, 2017

Join us on Tuesday 23rd May for an 'in conversation' between current exhibiting artist Kira Freije and artist Tom Worsfold. Kira and Tom will be informally discussing her work for 'The Dark Away' and her wider practice. 

The exhibition features a rocket, a machine and a human relationship. The works are constructed from metal; cast, bent, forced and welded.

The sculptures are less interested in being artworks, instead occupying a space that is cinematic and suggestive. Assertions of surreal, but human situations. They are jealous and violent and joyful and sad. Sitting between times; both of this world and other worldly.

The sculptures represent the human capacity to love and to hate, asking whether it is possible to be a good or a bad person. By making physical that which is inherently closeted, these works reveal themselves to be guilt-ridden, anxiety-driven, sometimes-happy contradictions. In other words, just the same as me and you and them.

Kira Freije (b. 1985, London, lives and works in London) received her BFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford in 2011, and a postgraduate diploma from Royal Academy Schools in 2016. Her work has recently been included in exhibitions at Carl Freedman, Kinman, Sara Zanin (Rome) and Occidental Temporary in Paris (solo presentation).

Tom Worsfold (b. 1990, lives and works in London) recieved his BA from Slade School of Fine Art in 2013, and a postgraduate diploma from Royal Academy Schools in 2016. He recently had a solo show 'Apparition' at CARLOS/ISHIKAWA.

Artist Talk: Eva Rothschild

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Winner of the 2016 West Dean College Tapestry Commission Open Call, Eva Rothschild is one of the leading sculptors of her generation. Her practice is informed by an ongoing interest in visual perception and the nature of materiality, demonstrating a longstanding engagement with the woven surface. For this talk Eva will discuss her wider practice as well as her ambitions for the commission, which sees her collaborating with the Master Weavers at West Dean Tapestry Studio to produce a unique hand-woven tapestry, due to be completed next year.

Image: Eva Rothschild, All I Want 

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