Sunday, July 30, 2006

Affinities & Influence

What a treat to visit the Greg Kucera Gallery in downtown Seattle to view a selection of quilts from Gee's Bend together with prints by Gee's Bend artists Mary Lee Bendolph and Louisana Bendolph and a collection of other works influenced by the tradition of patchwork and quilting.

The workmanship on the quilts was rather crude but the design sensibilities more than compensated:

This "Bricklayer" quilt by Mary Lee Bendolph is made from corduroy. The wale of the fabric creates a whole new dimension:

This quilt top is made entirely from labels:

Today's BBQ party is "all about me" (sorry Tommy) so I best log off and go meet my guests.


Blogger Elle said...

I saw "Gee's Bend" when it was here and enjoyed it a lot. Those are utiliarian quilts. That they have been recognized as art bodes well for the rest of us!

August 01, 2006 7:06 am  

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