Art Santa Fe 2018 Art Lab: Embroidery From An Archer’s Eye

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Our Art Labs this year exemplify our theme [ALLURE]—the undeniable power of contemporary and modern art to captivate, seduce, and charm everyone who loves art and the artists’ work.

This year one of our Art Labs showcases an artist creating his artwork before your eyes—it’s embroidery with a bow & arrow!

Live Demonstration: Artist Terry Boyd
Sponsored by: Mia Feroleto / New Observations
Location: Pre-Function Area

Watch as Terry Boyd’s newest artwork is created with a bow and arrow, and see how he uses pattern and hemp fiber art to explore the inspirations in his mind. His unconventional sewing techniques to create a visual “white-noise” that is meant to connect audiences to lost memories, forgotten dreams, and personal histories by allowing an access point to the unconsciousness.

His performance will use a compound bow to shoot a yarn-tethered arrow back and forth through a stretched hemp canvas, as if it were a needle and thread, to magnify the process of sewing to a scale at which it becomes dangerous. This method of sewing tears apart walls and disintegrates the fabric, breaking the mending and healing metaphor of sewing, using violence to create an elegant tension between life and death.

And at the same time, we are drawn to the allure of the unending elegance of the line. Don’t miss the excitement of his live bow and arrow demonstration!

Demonstration Schedule:
Thursday, July 12: 5 p.m.
Friday, July 13: 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 14: 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 15: 1 p.m.

See the full Art Santa Fe 2018 Show Schedule

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