X3 January 16-March 26, 2016, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton Alberta
Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts – the 1st international juried exhibition of work by members of Surface Design Association August to October 2015, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (USA)
“Guts: Glory” LoveCraft Gallery February 2015, Calgary, Alberta
“Our Prairie in Fibre” January 16 – February 21, 2015
A collection of fibre art from women across Alberta, Saskachewan and Manitoba. This exhibition celebrates the abundant spectrum of Fibre Art while exploring each woman’s intimate connection with her Prairie.
Curator, Monika Kinner-Whalen said, “I wanted to walk into a room where anyone who entered would be enveloped with the deep bond between the artist and their homeland … The bond between woman and her prairie became undeniable as an interlocking theme that connects all the pieces together.”
Lovecraft Gallery Fibre Show Sept-Oct 2014, Calgary Alberta
“Organic Matters” Contextural group exhibit
Contextural “Indigo” show Epcor Centre for the Arts, Calgary Alberta, April 5-July 4, 2014
SDA exhibit “What’s On The Surface” April 2014 Atlantis Fine Art and Framing Studio, Calgary, Alberta April 2014
Drought Exhibit, Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln Nebraska, March-May 2014
Issue 38, article inside
Art Quilting Studio Winter 2013
“Hand Poetry” shown in photo
“Worked Up” Group show inspired by workshop from Jason Pollen
Fifth anniversary and residency Contextural group show
“Sea Change” featured in this FAN group show
Detail from “Instinct”
“Winter Prairie” FAN group show, Canadian Quilters Association, National 2012
“Our Prairie In Fibre” Saskatchewan Craft Council Affinity Gallery, 2015
“Tender Buttons” Article by Joe Lewis in A Needle Pulling Thread
Cloth Paper Scissors fabric exchange
The Artist’s Body (Solo show 2010)
The story of “Beautiful Bones”, Cloth Paper Scissors, 2009
“Exquisite Corpse”, article in Machine Quilting Unlimited, July 2009
CQA magazine 2006 “Exercising Your Creative Bone”
from “1000 Journal Pages” Rockport Publishing 2007
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arlee barr uses ecoprints, natural dyes and hand stitch to bridge early world textile practices and contemporary form. As each imprint of leaf, dye bath and stitch is added, the marking of time and labour create both temporal and chronological narratives. The intrinsic nature of indigenous plant material and personal variations in hand-work direct the story, but leave much open to interpretation.
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