San Antonio Garden Center
3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78266
DATE & TIME
September 12, 2016 9:30
Renowned artist (and juror for the FASA Annual Juried Exhibit) Marilyn Lanfear will be our speaker for the September FASA meeting.
Marilyn’s body of work and awards are impressive, spanning over four decades. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Southwest School of Art and was the San Antonio Art League’s Artist of the Year in 2010.
Her work in fiber includes quilting, button work, assemblage, and three-dimensional constructions. She is perhaps best known for her cast lead garments. Marilyn’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, the Altria Group, LTD., NY, NY., the San Antonio Museum of Art, The University of Colorado, Boulder,
CO. and The Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.
Her new works, categorized as Artifacts of the Familiar, can be found on her website at this link.
I am a visual storyteller who translates personal family stories into a common mythology of family generational connections.
I use wood, stone, paper, buttons – the concept determines the media. I use objects of material culture – cast iron beds, cook tables, cotton gin weights. I use words – embroidered on towels, burned into chairs, stenciled on window shades. I use whatever is needed to tell my story. Subtle elements like the pattern of wallpaper, the use of traditional milk paint, or folded clothes rendered in stone, load the images with irony and symbolism not repeated in the oral tradition. I am a visual storyteller. Narrative is the moving force of my visual language with the history of my Texas family as the core.
Images are from: http://www.marilynlanfear.com/