Exhibition including work by IAMD Graduate Student Rawaa Bakhsh
Graven Feather is delighted to present an exhibition of new work developed and produced on site during it's recently established Artist Residency program. Emerging artist's Madelaine Lyons Cooper, Sarah Sands Phillips, Rawaa Bakhsh and Julie Pasila each visited and worked independently at Graven Feather over a period of 4 weeks during the winter and spring of 2013, using equipment in studio and frequently incorporating the use or integration of printmaking techniques and ideas into existing and familiar media.
While each of the artists arrived at Graven Feather separate from each other, certain commonalities can be identified and together create a sense of interwoven elements and relatedness within material and conceptual themes. Layering and Installation of form are strongly present, as is a sense of play, modular shift, and fluidity of texture.
Residencies are all about creating opportunities and making room. They incorporate learning, new environments, and create open time and space to encounter unfamiliar modes and methods. In studio with other artists and context, a nebulous combination of stimuli will inevitably generate associations, reconsiderations, and an evolution and integration of new ideas into practice. The addition of Artist Residencies is part of Graven Feather's initiative to widen its community and share artistic experiences.
Sarah Sands Philips
Madelaine Lyons Cooper
& Julie Pasila
Rawaa Bakhsh is currently a masters candidate at OCAD University in Interdisciplinary Art. She graduated from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia with a bachelors in Graphic Design. She recently finished a residency where she studied two forms of Arabic Caligraphy in Turkey.