Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Saturday

I visited the Katonah Museum of Art yesterday to see Beyond the Bed, The American Quilt Evolution. Sadly, photos, even non-flash, were not allowed and the website shows only a few so it isn't possible to share the 2 that held my interest.

Yes. I am turning into quite the fiber art snob, aren't I? While strolling from quilt to quilt, I kept thinking that the quilts I see at art shows, such as the Smithsonian Craft Show or the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, are leagues better/more interesting than those on exhibit.

Before leaving, I stood in the middle of the room and had a vision of Jan Myers-Newbury's exquisite shibori dyed quilts that Pam and I saw at the James Gallery in Pittsburgh thanks to a suggestion from Christine.

A few of Jan's quilts were hanging in the main gallery with the body of work being housed in the annex.

Don't let the name fool you - the annex is a jewel of a gallery space and is perfect for a one person show.

Ladders, 2011
shibori dyed quilt
39 x 65.5 

Motherboard, 2013
54 x 76

Oil Slick
35 x 48

Pentimento, 2009
25.5 x 35.5

 Primary Runoff
39 x 49

 Sticks and Stones, 2013
48.5 x 68

Strata, 2013
42 x 54

Ten Squared
60 x 60

 Wind Shear, 2012
72 x 56

 Winter Wheat, 2010
42.5 x 59.5

My favorites? That's easy - Sticks and Stones and Strata. I could look at them everyday and find some new section to meander through. Which caught your eye?

* all dimensions are in inches


  1. Really me thinking about all my printed samples...hmm


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