This is a list of talks, exhibits, show openings and book signings on Salley Mavor’s schedule.
2019 EVENT SCHEDULE
Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor
March 2 – April 20, 2019, Reception – Mar. 2, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk – “Sweet to Satirical”, Sat., April 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM
The exhibit is an opportunity to see a wide array of works by fiber artist and illustrator, Salley Mavor, who has recently added political satire to her list of subjects to explore. She uses small dolls as a metaphor for playing house in a safe controlled environment that has been taken over by outside political forces. The exhibit features a collection of photographs of scenes she created in a doll house and a stop-motion animated film, which satirize the current administration in Washington. The original dolls and props used in the film will also be on display. Although Ms. Mavor’s foray into political art is the centerpiece of the show, the exhibition also includes original embroidered children’s book illustrations and other artwork from earlier in her 40-year career. The inclusion of these pieces tracks the evolution of her artistic journey from “innocence” to tackling real world issues.
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 exhibit includes the following:
- 20 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
Imago Foundation for the Arts, Warren, RI
March 14 – April 21, 2019
Opening Reception, Friday, March 15th, 6:00 pm
The group exhibit includes 4 of Salley Mavor’s bas-relief embroidered pieces.
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