This is a list of talks, exhibits, show openings and book signings on Salley Mavor’s schedule.
2019 EVENT SCHEDULE
THE ART OF CUTE
Brickstore Museum, Kennebunk, Maine
May 1- August 31, 2019
Curated and produced by Illustration Institute
The Art Of Cute is an exhibition that takes a serious look at a powerful aesthetic that is often not taken seriously. The exhibit is organized into three sections: Normative Cute, Applied Cute and Meta Cute and will explore why we are drawn to that which is cute and how its impact is felt in life, in design and in art.
A group of Salley Mavor’s topical and political work are displayed in the Meta Cute or “beyond” cute category. This part of the exhibit explores how cute, combined with other aesthetics, can create meaningful art that can be ironic, disturbing, political, joyous, humorous and provocative.
Bedtime Stitches: The Sculpture of Salley Mavor
Nov. 2020 – Dec. 2023
Premiere Exhibit: Nov. 2020 at the Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
An exhibit of original bas-relief embroidered illustrations by Salley Mavor from her upcoming picture book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World.
Original sculptural embroidered scenes, which will be reproduced in Salley Mavor’s upcoming picture book, MY BED will tour the country for 3 years, after its publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the fall of 2020. This is a unique opportunity for the public to see Ms. Mavor’s actual hand-stitched artwork, which is photographed for reproduction. Viewers say that peering into the artist’s miniature scenes is a totally different experience than looking at the printed images in the book. No matter how excellent the photographs, there is no way to replace seeing the detail and 3-dimensional quality of the originals.
This collection of artwork is an international journey, showing where children sleep in varying cultures and living environments around the world. The exhibit is sure to appeal to families, school groups, quilt and needlework aficionados, as well as the general public.
Along with the framed artwork, supportive materials in the form of interpretive boards and a short video will give a background peek at the artist’s process.
This exhibit is modeled after Salley Mavor’s successful 5 year touring exhibit of original illustrations from her award-winning book POCKETFUL OF POSIES, which was hosted by 20 venues around the United States from 2010 to 2015.
The first year (2021) of the Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available in 2022-23. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley for information about hosting the exhibit.
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