Two Anne Wilson Events/Lectures this week in PDX

October 7, 2009

Anne Wilson is in Portland this week discussing art and craft through Reed college and the M0CC. Both event are free and open to the public.




From Reed College website:

Chicago-based artist Anne Wilson will be lecturing twice this week in Portland. Wilson is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a renowned craft artist who coined the term “sloppy craft.” First, she’ll present Liminal Networks at Reed College: “Employing familiar, domestic materials, including table linen, bed sheets, human hair, thread, and lace, Wilson explores the larger themes of time, loss, private and social rituals.” Wilson’s second appearance will be a craft dialogue with Josh Faught, Nan Curtis, and Jessica Jackson Hutchins on the topic of “sloppy craft” at PNCA. The dialogue is anticipation of the exhibition on that theme at MoCC in 2010-2011, co-curated by Faught and MoCC curator Namita Gupta Wiggers. (Keep an eye on this space for an interview with Wilson.)

Anne Wilson Lecture
Thursday, October 8th 2009, 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Vollum Lecture Hall
Reed College
Portland Oregon

From PNCA email:

Prominent fiber and multimedia artist Anne Wilson, professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and local artists discuss “sloppy craft,” a rising, controversial approach to conceptual craft practice.

Panelists include: Anne Wilson, Wilson’s former student Josh Faught (University of
Oregon), Nan Curtis (Pacific Northwest College of Art), local artist Jessica Jackson
Hutchins, and Museum of Contemporary Craft Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers.

This conversation takes place in preparation for a related exhibition co-curated by Josh
Faught, assistant professor and program coordinator of fibers, University of Oregon; and Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator, Museum of Contemporary Craft. Sloppy Craft is scheduled to exhibit at the Museum during the 2010-11 exhibition season.

Sloppy Craft Discussion panel
1 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2009
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.
Free and open to the public
Visit MoCC website for more information

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  1. I live out in the Oregon Coast Range, did anyone record any of these lectures or panel discussions? I’d love to buy a copy.

    THanks, Mary Jane
    Fiber Artist
    Walton, Oregon

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