Eden Unluate - Foley's 'The Tapestry of Days Long Past'
on display in March
Reservations now being accepted for March 26 artist reception
Eden Ünlüata - Foley's interactive 3-D artwork 'The Tapestry of Days Long Past' will be on display March 5-25, 2021 in the Ludington Area Center for the Arts' performance hall lobby gallery.
'The Tapestry of Days Long Past' will be available for viewing Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LACA will host an artist reception Friday, March 26 from 5-8 p.m. for 'The Tapestry of Days Long Past' in conjunction with the art center's other March exhibit 'Michigan Landscapes: Shutter, Brush and Mud' by Karen Clark Antrim and Deborah Clark.
In an attempt to limit the number of people attending the reception at one time LACA is accepting reservations to attend the artist reception. Free tickets to the March 26 artist reception can be reserved online at https://ludingtonartscenter.square.site/.../march.../657.... Only one reservation is needed to attend both receptions.
About 'The Tapestry Of Days Long Past': Every story we tell is woven with the threads of our past experiences and
future anticipations. Even if the individual threads are not directly related to the story we are telling, we find ways to weave them together with the intention to tell deeper, more meaningful stories.
This tapestry is made of smaller tapestries and braided hangings that consist of various fibers, strings, ropes, wires, cords, sticks and a variety of found objects (household items, toys, tchotchkes, mementos, etc.) Besides viewing the tapestry, audiences are able to scan the QR codes using their cellphones and experience additional components of the work - such as interactive poems and videos.
Each of the fiber elements, found objects, and digital elements in these tapestries weave stories together. Similar to Turkish carpets which are filled with symbols and narratives, these tapestries reference personal and shared stories. Though my personal and cultural experiences (I am part Turkish) are the jumping off point for each one of them, it is left up to the audience to find stories in these tapestries that resonate with them.
Eden Ünlüata-Foley is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and designer based in Ludington, Michigan and Chicago, IL. His work focuses on the formation of cultural identity and its relationship to place, the sense of belonging, memory, and personal stories.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University (Turkey,) a MFA degree in Graphic Design from Bilkent University (Turkey,) and an MA degree from Department of Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at West Shore Community College in Ludington, Michigan.
For more information on my work please visit https://www.edenunluata.com/