Visiting Artist: Carly Slade
Semi Truck: Big Berta, 2016, Ceramics, embroidery, quilt, mixed media, 18” x 6” x 8”. Photo credit: Aaron Paden
WHEN: Weds, Jan 25 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. + Thurs, Jan 26 from 1 until 4 p.m.
Artist Presentation: Weds, Jan 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Reception: Weds, Jan 25 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. (Main Mall)
WHERE: Room 125 (Ceramics Lab), ACAD
About the Artist
Carly Slade’s work investigates the gendering and ownership of labour and space. Using Google Maps for source images, Slade carefully chooses buildings from the real world to scale down into miniature dioramas. The buildings are places of blue-collar work and leisure, typically spaces where women do not fit in. She places those buildings into egalitarian worlds in which all types of labour are celebrated equally, where embroidery and woodworking can stand shoulder to shoulder. Google Maps allows Slade to not only be a voyeur of these spaces, but to capture them for herself.
Slade received her BFA in Ceramics from the Alberta College of Art + Design (2010), and her MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University (2016). Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada and the United States including the
2016 National Student Juried Exhibition at the National Conference on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Kansas City, MO. Her work is included in the permanent collection at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. She is currently the Ceramic Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Centre, Lawrence, Kansas.