Uncommon Threads: A Survey of Contemporary Quilts

Structures #98  ©2008 Lisa Call  30 x 29″ Textile Painting (Fabric hand dyed by the artist, cotton batting, cotton thread)

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in NY is featuring Uncommon Threads: A Survey of Contemporary Quilts. The show closes December 17 but if you can’t make it to the gallery you can view this wonderful show on-line.

Uncommon Threads: A Survey of Contemporary Quilts. The tradition of quilts and quilting has primarily been considered as autilitarian object first and as an artistic medium incidentally. But the rise of feminism and the revaluation of “women’s work” led to a renewed appreciation of the artistic potential of the medium, and to an exploding number of quilters. This exhibition focuses on 11 contemporary artists who use quilting techniques in their work. Some have come out of the traditional world of art quilting, and others are younger artists who have embraced the medium because its deep associations further their artistic practice. Each of these artists emphasizes a different aspect of quilting and has a different agenda. This exhibition shows how an old-fashioned medium is being repurposed for a new generation.

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is located at 529 W. 20th Street 6W, New York, N.Y.

Gallery hours are Tues. – Sat. 10AM – 6PM.

Phone: (212) 366.5368 Email: info@markelfinearts.com

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