Emilie MacPhail – Reveries (Reception)

March 15, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MNG +15 Window
Address: Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

The MNG +15 Space Presents:
Emilie MacPhail – Reveries

Exhibition Runs: February 5 – March 30, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 15, 2018
6 pm – 7 pm at Arts Commons +15 Space with optional drinks to follow at the Palomino.

Artist’s Statement & Bio:

Reveries explores Emilie MacPhail’s connection to the natural landscapes that surround her home. Having long felt a deep spiritual connection to these spaces, she uses her experiences within them as an escape, as therapy and for meditation. During these moments, MacPhail has a tendency to collect natural materials as mementoes of these experiences, supplies for her pieces and for inspiration when creating work. She uses a variety of Fibre techniques such as embroidery, weaving and felting to create a collaboration between object and artist. Each piece tells the story of a memory, in a subtle and quiet way.

MacPhail is currently attending the Alberta College of Art + Design, to obtain her BFA in Fibre. Much of her work is inspired by the Albertan landscape’s native flora and fauna. She works with Fibre techniques such as weaving, embroidery, felting and silkscreen printing.