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Mackenzie Kelly-Frère | Codex 1 and 2

TranslatorCodex 1 and 2 (seen below) are featured in In the making, curated by Diana Sherlock for the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at ACAD. I will be posting more images of this work to my website soon, but wanted to share these images taken by … Continue reading

10. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Bill Morton | Tinctorium

Translator Bill Morton’s exhibition Tinctorium opens tomorrow night at 8 pm at Stride Gallery in Calgary, Alberta and runs until October 19, 2012. I feel privileged to have contributed a text for this exhibition of work by my friend and mentor Bill Morton. … Continue reading

06. September 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Bill Morton exhibition opening soon…

Translator Last week I had the opportunity to take a few shots of Bill Morton at work on a new piece for his upcoming exhibtion Tinctorium, opening September 7 at Stride Gallery in Calgary. The exhibition will feature several new … Continue reading

13. August 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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ArtClothText | Best of 2011

Translator2011 was a busy year on ArtClothText and I was hard-pressed to pull only a few highlights to share with you this New Year’s Eve. I suppose a good place to start would be Studio Practice, a series of posts … Continue reading

31. December 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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enmeshed…

TranslatorA few months ago I started enmesh. Here are some of the things I’ve been posting there…

31. December 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Installation

Translator Installation of Recollect 2 was a breeze thanks to Kat Perez the exhibition coordinator. I was happy to have the work installed near my primary inspirations for this project – Laurie Herrick’s Purple Polychrome and Tree of Life. I … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Finishing

Translator Today was the day (after six final hours of weaving) to hem stitch then cut Recollect 2 from the loom. After some repairs and wet finishing it will be ready to hang tomorrow. Here are a couple images of … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Inertia

Translator Weaving continues this week. Slowly. I am aiming to cut the cloth from the loom no later than Thursday evening leaving a little time for finishing (overnight basically) before hanging in the gallery Friday afternoon. The finished work will … Continue reading

10. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | From the loom…

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07. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Pattern variation

Translator I began weaving today with a tie up composed of three interleaved sequences of random integers. The plan is to change the tie-up each time I run out of treadling variations (approximately once a day). The blocks in the … Continue reading

04. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Threading

Translator Four-hundred forty done, three-hundred twenty left to thread. Weaving begins tomorrow.

03. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Beaming the warp

Translator I arrived at the museum in the morning ready to spend the day getting set up for two whole weeks of weaving. This was my first chance to meet the exhibit’s curator Namita Gupta Wiggers in person and discuss … Continue reading

02. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Natural Dye Workshop at PNCA

Translator This weekend I taught a Natural Dye Workshop at Pacific Northwest College of Art assisted by Lauren Raburn. It was a busy two days in which we managed to dye over thirty shades of colour on wool, silk and … Continue reading

01. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Warping time

Translator  Winding a warp today with ink-stained and naturally-dyed threads. Unfortunately the ink proved to be very strong and crept under the ties making the resulting pattern rather muted. At first I was incredibly disappointed having lost all of that … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Ink stains

Translator My initial plan was to stain the silk warp for this project using sumi ink. I began by rubbing a compressed ink stick on a traditional ink stone with a soybean solution. After a few tries however the resulting … Continue reading

23. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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