Say More, Do More w/ fabric artist Dawn Williams Boyd

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If there ever was an artist that wasn't scared to say what needed to be said, it’s Dawn Williams Boyd. Whether it is issues of gun violence, abortion, or voting rights, she will make sure she shares her feelings about it in her wonderful cloth paintings. We talk to Dawn about her recent exhibition, Tip of the Iceberg at Fort Gavsenvoort in New York, and some of the issues she’s covered in the show. We talk about how she makes her complex compositions, sources her fabrics, and the power of doing work that makes people uncomfortable sometimes. Her cloth paintings are powerful, and we talk all about it today on the Noize! Listen, subscribe, and share!

Episode 170 topics include:

using different mediums

doing work about current events

sourcing fabrics and materials

The Tip of the Iceberg show at Fort Gansevoort Gallery

saying things that need to be said

continuing to learn history

the process of putting together Dawn’s work

revising work in process

the necessity of saying something

tackling new subjects
Dawn Williams Boyd was born in 1952 in Neptune, New Jersey. She earned her BFA at Stephens College, Columbia, MO in 1974. She has exhibited her works at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC; Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA; Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA; Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA; Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; and Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Her work is included in the collections of The Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA and the Richardson Family Art Museum at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.

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