Artist Talk: Daniel Garver
We are pleased to welcome visiting artist Daniel Garver to SSA! Join us on Thursday, February 21 from 6 – 7 PM in the Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall for a free talk in connection to Garver’s Ikat Dyeing Class taking place Friday – Sunday, February 22 – 24, from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Daniel Garver, originally from Madison WI, holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in studio ceramics with a minor in art history. Upon completing his undergraduate studies Garver relocated to North Carolina to work as a studio assistant and in 2015 was selected for a 2-year fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts. During his fellowship, the unrestricted exploration of craft and material studies radically shifted his practice to focus primarily on drawing and textiles. Daniel has shown his work throughout the country and completed several artist residencies including the Penland’s winter residency, Arrowmont’s Pentaculum, the open studio residency at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, A-Z West, the Bright Angle, the Jentel Foundation and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
*** The talk is FREE and open to the public. Registration for the class is required. ***
Used extensively in different cultures, Ikat is a dyeing and weaving process, in which fibers are masked, dyed, and then woven creating pattern and imagery in the woven textile. In this workshop we will explore ikat designs from around the world, create our own designs, and learn how to weave both warp and weft ikat fabrics. The process of ikat presents the possibility to create unique and complex fabrics on the most rudimentary of looms, or add additional visual interest in combination with loom controlled patterns. The resulting appearances of ikat weavings are fluid, poetic, and inherently one-of-a-kind. This workshop will allow students to take the provided information and processes and apply them to their own studio practice.
Enroll in the class by visiting the link below or calling the Registration Office at 210.200.8217.