Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wylie Sofia Garcia Artist News

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Fall 2013

An Award, a Solo Show, a Fashion Event and a new Website! 

Fall is in the air and I am giddy with some exciting Artist News and Current Exhibits!

I have launched a new website!  To view my work and my most recent projects 
and to download a current CV please visit:  www.wyliegarcia.com

I am also honored to announce that I have received a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist 2013 Fellowship.  With this award I have begun a new body of work entitled Cloaking Device in which I explore theories of energy fields, protection devices, camouflage, holography, felting, and time travel.  

There is also a solo exhibit of my project The Dress That Makes The Woman at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado opening September 20th-November 2nd. All Twelve dresses from this year long project will be on display in the gallery, and five more of my sculptural dresses will be hitting the runways on Friday, September 20th for Art Wear Fashion Week!

More details and links to events below.
  
Madame Y, 2010
mixed textiles


image by RL Photo
 

September 20, 2013 -November 2, 2013

The Dress That Makes The Woman 
Fort Collins Lincoln Center

Fort Collins, Colorado

One Year. Twelve Dresses. One artist’s challenge to create and to wear a work of art for each month of the year.

 In her series, The Dress That Makes The Woman, Garcia intended to embark upon a ritualized creative challenge: to wear and to work daily on a dress for one month at a time for an entire year. With this project came a year of love, loss, struggle and couture –the honest mess of one woman’s daily life.


Friday, September 20: ArtWear Fashion Show:, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., $50 -$65. Tickets include a wine reception and early bird shopping in the Sales Gallery after the 8 p.m. show. Click here for tickets

Saturday, September 21: Gallery Talk with featured artist Wylie Sofia Garcia, 1-2 p.m. in the Founders Room. Free and Open to the Public. 

Cupcake, 2011
mixed textiles


image by RL Photo

October 7th - 30th, 2013

Foundation on Parade, St. Botolph Club
Boston, Massachusetts


Featuring work by 2013  recipients of  the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship. 

On display will be images and textiles related to my project titled, Cloaking Device. 
 
In the Cloaking Device, Wylie Sofia Garcia explores theories of energy fields, protection devices, camouflage, and what it means to visible, yet unseen.  This subject has led her to survey the visible/invisible spectrum of the human energy field, vintage camouflaging techniques, holography, needle felting and time travel. 

 
The Cloaking Device is a hand made needle felted dress made with dyed raw wool roving and spandex. 

Cloaking Device, 2013
wool, spandex, thread


image by RL Photo
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