Remembering Residency at The Watermill Center, A Laboratory for Performance Art by Anna Telcs

Images from the month-long residency I held at Robert Wilson's WMC, South Hampton, NY. Pleated soft kid leather, smocked flannel and whole cloth quilting were employed to reflect on the 'original garment' and the exploration of the reasons leading to humans donning clothing for the first time. One could argue it was the act of hunting with the invention of textile manipulation through net-making that inspired the first clothing, or we can dream that it was a response to religious ritual that called for offerings of precious linen and flax, woven to make cloth, for the altar or for dress.  

Compositions in Black|White and White by Anna Telcs

 A black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

A black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

  The back of a black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  

The back of a black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  

  A three-dimensional white composition in pintucked linen.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

A three-dimensional white composition in pintucked linen.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

 Detail of a three-dimensional white linen compositional wall-hanging. Now at the Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA.

Detail of a three-dimensional white linen compositional wall-hanging. Now at the Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA.

1900: Adornment for the Home and Body by Anna Telcs

Gallery Talk with Anna Telcs

Happy to have learned more about the incredible pieces in this exhibit curated by Jo-Anne Birnie-Dansker. The connectivity of industrial design, architecture and fashion collide during the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. From the Industrial Revolution onward, fashion became industrialized and just like the craft-makers of today reacting to a digital world, the artists of the Fin de Ciecle tried to bring beauty and function to everyday objects; raising 'craft' items to a high art. Thanks to The Frye Museum for letting me come and share my thoughts. — Anna Telcs

The Museum of Contemporary Craft by Anna Telcs

The Dowsing 2013, at The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland OR.  May - October, 2014. The group show, curated by Namita Wiggers and Sarah Margolis-Pineo, brought together seven designers and showcased the best fashion industry resources available in the Northwest. The nascent community is rewarding and I'm happy to be highlighted in this group of talented individuals dedicated to their craft.