First Fridays Red Deer: Dandy Lines + Glamour

Jan 5th, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Last chance to see Dandy Lines by Caitlin Thompson + self-guided tour of Glamour: Fashionable Red Deer

The galleries will be open from 5-8 pm for viewing. 

First Fridays Red Deer at the MAG are free to attend but donations are welcome. Enjoy some light refreshments and snacks.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITS:

Dandy Lines runs November 4th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018

Dandy Lines are cosmic country embroideries that reference Western fashion through the cyclical, transformative theories of craftwork and animation. The richly ornamented cloaks simultaneously project and imbed images of nature and the unnatural, their void interiors await a body for transformation. The embroidered drawings are my own adaptations of traditional country embroidery designs: flowers and butterflies, plants and animals, symbols and subjects. My nature designs cross-pollinate with eachother “unnaturally” (plants-become-people and symbols-become-alive). Each embroidery consists of many frames from an animation, a continuous loop of transforming and giving life. By combining the Romantic era dandy of nature and individualism with the New Romantic notion of the unnatural, I present Western fashion as a mythic space of continual transformation.

Glamour: Fashionable Red Deer runs December 2nd to March 11th, 2018

A revealing look at glamourous fashion and the fashion icons of Red Deer from the years 1890-2000+. Women and men were attuned to fashion of the time, their styles reflected current taste and trends. Explore the rich and diverse clothing collection of the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the history it holds.

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