Failed Escape Attempt 1: Rhinestones Unintentionally Caught The Guards' Attention

Emerging Artists

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Failed Escape Attempt 1: Rhinestones Unintentionally Caught The Guards' Attention, macramé, cotton piping, rhinestones, paper måché, 6' x 3' x 10', 2018

Ali Hval graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 2015 with Honors and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. In Spring of 2015, the Center of Craft, Creativity, and Design in Asheville, North Carolina chose her as Windgate Fellow and she received a fellowship to better her craft in fabric and textiles for a year after graduation. She is currently in her second year as an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing, but is primarily investigating textile and fiber-based work.

In her own words:

Through a process which emphasizes making through accumulation and excess, I am interested in how embellishment and the repetition of craft-related tasks results in objects situated in a more fictional realm. Using low craft materials such as macramé, cording, and rhinestones, as well as techniques drawn from or related to traditional crafting, the objects I make progress through a meticulous process which nod at fashion production, resulting in things which exist in a space wedged between fashion, art, and craft. The forms I use are initially recognizable as objects one may encounter in daily life, but are softened and abstracted through repetitious tasks which changes the language of the object.

Ali Hval's website

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on March 01, 2018

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