LIMEI LAI | EXPECTATIONS PORTLAND TEXTILE MONTH
SEPT. 25TH - OCT. 14TH 2023 |
RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4TH 5:00PM - 8:00PM PST
Limei Lai presents an interactive installation in conjunction with Portland Textile Month: Mixed Identities. . As an immigrant, Lai’s understanding of America is a cultural melting pot embracing freedom, differences, and equality. To build a community of inclusion, visualized memories reflect our thoughts on expectations, intergenerational communications, cultural conflict and amalgamation. By having creative conversations with the artist and sharing memories with the community, one makes new memories from the past, using ordinary objects to create aesthetic and cultural values.
PABLO V. CAZARES |
WE ARE OUR OWN WEAVERS
SEPT. 25TH - OCT. 20TH 2023 |
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, OCT. 5TH
5:00PM - 7:00PM PST
At the intersection of overlapping identities, McGlasson Prize winner, Pablo V. Cazares is an interdisciplinary artist using textile techniques and processes as a tool to understand and relay his experiences. We Are Our Own Weavers explores themes of compartmentalization, communication, and autonomy. From surprising objects entrapped within weavings to experimental looms made out of typewriters, found objects and improvised techniques spin a narrative of conflict, loss, and self-determination. His work can be seen at PabloVCazares.com
WORKSHOP: TEXTILE TRASH: THE ART OF SUSTAINABILITY AND SALVAGE SEWING
THURSDAY, NOV. 9TH | 2:00 PM PST
Isabella Diorio is a sustainable fashion designer featured in the CLOTH, Construct, CULTURE: fashion builds a story at the Parallax Art Center. This sustainability workshop combines nontraditional fabric techniques with upcycling and zero waste patterning strategies incorporated in her thesis collection, F.E.T., an eco-conscious homage to female service members. This hands-on workshop will be live-streamed from the Sewing Lab at Portland State University. Feel free to bring plastic grocery bags and a t-shirt or button-up of your choice to join in or just come watch!
LAUREN BACCUS | ARTIST TALK
MONDAY, NOV. 13TH 2023 | 11:00 AM PST
Lauren Baccus is an educator, textile artist, and independent researcher whose work centers on the construction of Caribbean identity through textile, craft and costume. Deeply influenced by masquerade and the Caribbean’s legacy of resistance and storytelling through cloth and clothing, her work encompasses live public performance, extratextual archives, and the digital space as a site for decolonization. Her most recent project, Salt and Aloes, is an ongoing exploration and rethinking of Caribbean material culture over the past century.