MARCH – MAY 2022
PAIGE ST-PIERRE IN REFASHION
Paige is participating in Refashion, wearables made from repurposed materials, at Bainbridge Arts&Crafts until the end of April.
The current state of the fashion industry combined with my concern about the micro-plastic’s in the Pacific North West’s watersheds and salmon habitats inspired the conception of this piece. As we now know, polyester is one of the key contributors of micro plastics in our water.
The topographical maps of mountain ranges, such as our famous Mt. Rainier, were the inspiration for the thread lines and textures I created with free motion embroidery to secure together the multilayered fabric scraps. To finish the outer shell of the coat, I cut and sewed the pattern pieces from this “new” fabric to create a recycled polyester garment. The embroidery and beading on the pockets and lapels represent the intricate maps of the fragile salmon habitats we proudly tout in tourist brochures yet largely take for granted in our everyday lives.
*This sport coat is made from polyester/cotton blend garments from my closet, alteration off-cuts from my neighbor’s wedding dress and a repurposed bamboo bed sheet and pillow cases.
Bainbridge Arts&Crafts 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA. Open Mon-Sat 10-6 + Sun 11-5
NEW SEIKO PURDUE INSTALLATION “In-betweenness”
I have been casting clothing into handmade paper for a long time. Because I learned a pouring method of paper-making called “nagashikomi” in Echizen (Fukui, Japan) in 2015, I have been exploring the technique in order to cast the textures of clothing. This series is about human connection. Instead of fighting, I like to see that people are holding hands. Clothing without human bodies can show gestures, personalities, and what is lost.
1228 Bay St. Bellingham WA
Friday 3-7pm and Saturday/Sunday 11-4pm
CLAIRE B. JONES AT MOBIUS ART GALLERY
Claire B Jones is one of four artists exhibiting in Intersections = Math + Art: Showing Our Work at Mobius Gallery at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA. This exhibition features artists who integrate mathematical processes into their artworks. The results reflect a diversity of forms and an opportunity to share an interdisciplinary approach to both art and math. An opening reception and artist discussion is currently scheduled for Thursday May 12th, 12-2pm.
Intersections = Math + Art: Showing Our Work May 9 – June 3rd, 2022 Mobius Art Gallery, First Floor of CC3, Global & Learning Arts Building, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA, https://www.cascadia.edu/discover/visitors/gallery.aspx