Thursday, July 15, 2010

Art Quilts Lowell 2010

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2010 AT THE BRUSH GALLERY & ARTISTS STUDIOS, LOWELL, MASS. 

AN OVERVIEW OF THE FINEST ART QUILTS BEING PRODUCED BY ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.


Exhibition Features Contemporary Quilts by Artists Throughout the United States

LOWELL, Mass. (June 30, 2010) – Sophisticated art and handmade tradition fuse seamlessly as art quilters from across the United States showcase their work at The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios,256 Market St., Lowell, Mass., Aug 10 to Sept 11, 2010.  The exhibition is a venue of the 2010 Lowell Quilt Festival

Moving from beds to the walls of collectors, galleries and museums, art quilts have beautifully and forever blurred the boundaries between art and craft. Art quilters are modern alchemists who transform functional domestic textiles into objects of exquisite depth and intensity.

Rather than create their quilts from set patterns, art quilters typically design from interpretive experiences, imagery and concepts. This approach makes for work that draws upon techniques and traditions of the past, but with a very contemporary and original result. 

New Hampshire artist, Wen Redmond is know for innovative treatments of fiber, is exhibiting a new piece called Swamp Edge.This is an example of her series in Digital Fiber, which uses a photograph of nearby swamp, and layers her painted fabric in photo shop and is fused digitally. She prints with an Epson 2400 onto cotton canvas and mounted the photograph in free sections onto black felt and creatively stitched. The piece is held together with hand tied dyed pearl cotton and sealed with medium and paint. 38x23
The exhibition is free to the public and will showcase the delicate art quilting techniques of painting, dyeing, stamping, piecing, collage, printing, appliqué and other textile processes. 
The quilts of the exhibition were selected from among many striking entries by jurors Jeanne Williamson Ostroff and Linda Levin. 
The artists included in this exhibition are from all over the United States.


The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios
256 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852978-459-7819information@thebrush.orgwww.thebrush.org
Hours:
Tues-Sat 11am-4pmSun 12pm-4pm

2 comments:

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

OMG. Wen, this is absolutely stunning, and a true innovation in fiber art. I'd so love to see this in person. Will it be traveling?

Approachable Art said...

Awesome, Wen, congrats!

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