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new knit work in progress new knit work in progress

Here are few images of a series of knit objects based on simple algorithms. Read a little more about this work in progress HERE.   Below are other knit sketches for works in progress from 2010 on. The intimacy of our understanding of knit cloth is fascinating to me, both as social fabric and as an […]

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Essays, exhibition texts and other writing from 2005 to present. All text authored by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère, © 2014 all rights reserved. 2014 Statement “My studio practice is rooted in a contemplative approach to cloth construction using natural materials and plant-sourced colour. I favour compositional strategies where both the duration of and intervals between pattern elements […]

Air over land | material study Air over land | material study

On July 2, 2011, I traveled with my partner Kristofer Kelly to land owned by my parents near Delia, Alberta. There we set up a maquette for a series of large textile sculptures that became Air over land. Read more about this project on ArtClothText

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Tendency | Solo exhibition at DNA Artspace

Tendency | Solo exhibition at DNA Artspace

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 in exhibition, news

Tendency, a new solo exhibition of weaving and knit works opens this fall at DNA Artspace in London, Ontario. The exhibition runs from October 7 to November 19, 2016. If you are in the area, please join me for the opening reception October 7 from 7 to 10 pm. I will be giving an artist […]

“When the Studio Becomes Spectacle” in Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture

“When the Studio Becomes Spectacle” in Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in news, publication

I am thrilled to have received my print copy of a very special issue of Textile: Cloth and Culture “Crafting Community” edited by Lisa Vinebaum and Kirsty Robertson, (Routledge, Volume 14, Issue 1, March 2016 ISSN 0197-3762). My essay was written several years ago about my 2011 residency at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland […]

Interval/Duration exhibition images

Interval/Duration exhibition images

Posted on May 12, 2016 in exhibition, news

Images of my recent exhibition Interval/Duration are available on Evans Contemporary’s website. Thanks to Paolo Fortin and John Marris for documenting the exhibition. Interval/Duration closes May 14, 2016.

Interval/Duration

Interval/Duration

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 in exhibition, news

Interval/Duration opens April 8 at Evans Contemporary in Peterborough, Ontario. This exhibition will feature a selection of my recent weaving curated by Paolo Fortin and runs until May 14. Please note the gallery is open Saturdays only from 12 to 6 pm. Viewing is also available by appointment (evanscontemporary@gmail.com)

Incidence closes this week

Incidence closes this week

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in exhibition, news

Incidence at Centre des Textiles Contemporain de Montreal closes Thursday March 17. Thank you to everyone at CTCM who assisted with the mounting and installation of this exhibition.

Incidence Vernissage February 4

Incidence Vernissage February 4

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in exhibition, news

Montreal friends, please join me for the opening of my exhibition Incidence Trames la galerie at the Centre des Textiles Contemporains de Montréal February 4, 2016 at 5 pm.

“The intimacy of cloth made by hand, and our centuries-old familiarity with it make cloth not only related to the body, but itself (an)other body. In my recent work I am compelled by the way in which cloth may intimate both human presence and absence (often simultaneously) and have begun to explore the notion of embodiment as it relates to the praxis of making cloth by hand. As a material aggregation of dedicated gestures, breath and thought enacted through an interval of time – cloth tacitly communicates the immaterial and enmeshes the intangible.”   – Mackenzie Kelly-Frère

 

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