Saturday, July 30 2016, 8:00pm
at Oak Cliff Cultural CenterRSVP
Tessellated Fold is an exploration through fiber art installations that influences sound, video, dance, and fashion; together seeks to push boundaries in shared spaces with viewers. Between all creative genres lies formal and informal ideas about created experiences, Tessellated Fold provides opportunity for both the artists and viewers to experiment. Beginning July 29th through September 2nd, Tessellated Fold will be on view at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, with an opening reception from 8-10pm accompanied by a single night performance by Lily Taylor and Brown Girls Do Ballet. Additional programing includes dance and sculpture workshops in August. This exhibition is funded by the special support grant for individual artists through the City of Dallas.
Installation will be on display July 29th - September 2nd, 2016 with nightly video projections starting at 8pm.
About the artists
Chesley Antoinette is a native Texan who arrived to North Texas back in 2010, temporarily settling in Denton while working on her M.F.A at the University of North Texas, and has been a part of the Dallas art community as an educator and artist since 2013, planting roots in Oak Cliff.
Lily Taylor is a sound and music artist with an “angelic and visceral vocal-driven Avant pop”. Taylor studied contemporary, Western classical, jazz, funk, R&B, West African and Middle Eastern/Balkan music at College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Over the last decade she has performed with experimental rock bands, Americana, Turkish and Classical ensembles, noise shows, indie-pop bands, jazz bands, DJs and hip hop crews.
Sean Miller is an artist working with video, sculpture, installation, live media, performance, and sound art. Sean received his BA in Intermedia Art from the College of Santa Fe in 2004. He is currently teaching at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in the spring of 2014.
Nic Moore is no novice to designing and crafting fabulous wearable art, commonly known as couture. He is a self-taught designer who has been designing men and women clothes for over ten years and wears his own garments religiously in social settings. When you want to be fabulous or fancy think Nic Moore.
Ashley Ragsdale is a professional dancer, actress and singer, trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, African, and hip hop. She is an alumni of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX and recently studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York with a focus on musical theatre. Ashley is currently performing and stage managing around the D.F.W area including the House of Blues.
Layla Brent is a recent graduate with dance honors from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. As a classical and contemporary ballerina, Layla is also trained in modern, jazz, lyrical and African dance. Awards include scholarships, publication features and promotional videos with institutions such as C4YL Foundation and Dance Council of North Texas.