TAC MAKER SPACE @ BARD GRADUATE CENTER
February 23 - July 8, 2018
This Spring, we're excited to be partnering with the Bard Graduate Center to set a pop-up studio and maker space in the BGC Gallery space, as part of the public programming for the "Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles" and "The Codex and Craft in Late Antiquity" exhibitions. The TAC Maker Space provides an opportunity for the public to interact with textile processes and techniques, and will feature three artists in residence working in the space and a series of workshops focusing on different textile techniques.
AIR at TAC Maker Space
Feb 23 - April 1
Chi Nguyen is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses durational performance, fiber art, and writing to reflect on race, feminism, economic justice, immigrant rights, and reproductive justice.
April 2 - May 13
Neil Goss has dedicated the past 8 years to researching and experimenting with sustainable art materials and processes. He preserves primitive technologies like backstrap weaving and natural dyeing to create contemporary works of art. Subversion plays an important role in his practice while focusing on contradiction, duality, biocentrism and interconnectedness. In 2012 he received two BFA’s in Design (Textiles and Ceramics) from the University of Kansas SOTA.
May 14 - July 1
Natalie A. Stopka binds books emphasizing unconventional structure and materials. She sources uncommon fibers, repurposed and hand-dyed fabrics, and vintage textiles to bring a unique variety of texture to her work. In her exploration of historical fiber arts techniques, Natalie refreshes half-forgotten methods such as fabric marbling, mordant patterning, and the fermentation of natural dyes. She divides her time between Cragsmoor, NY where she forages for natural dyes, and Yonkers where her studio practice and dye garden are located.
Workshops at TAC Maker Space
March 21 - Backstrap Weaving
March 24 - Woven Wall-hangings (Kids + Families)
April 21 - Intro to Embroidery (Kids + Families)
April 21 - Intro to Embroidery
May 16 - Intro to Book Binding
May 19 - Handmade Notebooks (Kids + Families)
June 16 - Bead Weaving
June 16 - Intro to Bead Weaving (Kids + Families)
For more information on classes, schedules and registration go to www.bgc.bard.edu