This is a list of upcoming talks, exhibits, show openings and book signings on Salley Mavor’s schedule.
2018 EVENT SCHEDULE
Liberty and Justice: The Satirical Art of Salley Mavor
New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA
Sept. 26 – Dec. 30, 2018.
Artist Talk – “Sweet to Satirical”, Sat., Nov. 17 at 1:00 PM
This exhibition was recently cancelled due to its political content at another venue, which proves its ability to conjure emotions and spark discussion about art and its place in today’s society.
UPDATE: This exhibit will be at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, March 2 -April 20, 2019.
Statement from the Artist:
Almost immediately after the 2016 election, I started imagining ironic scenarios with new dolls that resembled famous political figures. Creating the characters and “playing doll house” was a cathartic experience where I felt in control, even as chaos ensued nationally. The works in this exhibit include a selection of photographs from the WEE FOLK PLAYERS series from 2017. There is also a 14 minute stop-motion animated film, Liberty and Justice: A Cautionary Tale in the Land of the Free.
Original dolls and props from both the Wee Folk Players series and the film are on display as well.
NEW ADDITIONS – the museum has expanded the original exhibit to include a gallery full of sculptural embroideries that represent the mid-period of Salley Mavor’s career, when the bulk of her work reflected a bucolic and comforting existence. This collection from “the innocent years” serves as a contrast to her most recent foray into political satire, which is on display in an adjacent room.
The exhibit occupies 2 galleries and a hallway in between and includes the following:
- 12 enlarged photographs from the Wee Folk Players series of satirical cartoons
- 14 minute stop-motion animated film, Liberty and Justice: A Cautionary Tale in the Land of the Free
- Display of 3-dimensional characters, props and scenery from the animated film
- Doll house which was used as a set for the Wee Folk Players series
- Self Portrait: A Personal History of Fashion
- A collection of earlier work from ‘the innocent years”, including children’s book illustrations
The Nature of a Stitch
Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
August 28 – December 7th, 2018
The exhibit will feature the work of 40 quilt and fiber artists, including Salley Mavor’s 3-dimensional embroidered piece, Birds of Beebe Woods.
TWISTED, TWINED, AND WOVEN: Contemporary Fiber Art
Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
November 2 – December 22, 2018
Opening Reception, Friday, November 2, 4:30-6:00 pm
Fiber and textile artists find unexpected new ways to work with traditional materials on the theme of interconnections and things we have in common across cultures. The exhibit will include 4 of Salley Mavor’s bas-relief embroidered pieces.