Monday, February 18, 2008

Slow Food / Slow Art

Calling all Slow Food art lovers…

Gestures of Resistance: Craft, Performance, and the Politics of Slowness is both an exhibition and a panel presentation at the College Art Association Conference taking place this year in Dallas.

Slow Art is sponsored through Slow Food USA. Slow Art asked artists to bring pieces to exhibit that would fit the criteria for Slow Art. This is the first time that we know of that such an idea has been implemented. Slow Food Dallas is participating by co-sponsoring the opening reception, and by encouraging our members to come and view the exhibition.

Gray Matters Gallery
113 N Haskell Ave
Dallas TX 75226

Exhibition runs February 20 - March 22, 2008
Gallery will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 12-6 pm.

During the College Art Association Conference (Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, February 24) the gallery will be open daily 12 - 6 pm.

More Details on the Exhibition
§ One panelist, Kelly Cobb, is presenting on her 100-mile suit (a direct translation of the 100-mile diet) which involved making a man's suit (including underwear, shoes, and tie!) with materials and labor all sourced within a 100 mile radius of her home in Philadelphia.

§ Robyn Love has over fifty volunteers working with her to knit a mile of duplicate yellow stripe to be installed along a Dallas road.

§ Sherri Wood will be publicly sewing her Repent/Mercy banners at the Conference Artspace. She invites your participation.

§ Anthea Black is producing a limited edition postering campaign around Dallas.

Workshop with Frau Fiber: White Collar Shirt Production
KO Manufacturing–every little bit helps.
Saturday, February 24th 10am to 5pm

This workshop presents an alternative to participating in the consumption of disposable garments. Participants will learn sewing construction techniques for producing a “white-collar” shirt. Knocking off a ‘white-collar’ shirt originally purchased at a Tesco’s store for $7 generated the pattern for this garment.

Tesco is a UK-based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain. It is the largest British retailer by both global sales and domestic market share, and is the worlds third-largest retailer, behind Wal-Mart of the US and Carrefour of France.Workshop Materials: old disassembled clothes, recycled domestic linens, found or borrowed thread, scissors, tape measure, sewing machine, pins and a pencil.

Frau Fiber will provide – pattern and instructions.

Recommended donation $20.
To sign up for workshop send e-mail to .

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