Exhibit: Kathryn Markel Presents Uncommon Threads: A Survey of Contemporary Quilts
A Survey of Contemporary Quilts
On view November 17 – December 17th, 2011
Artists Reception: Thursday, November 17
The tradition of quilts and quilting has primarily been considered as a utilitarian 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 12 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
529 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011