Friday, January 30, 2009

Quilts: Another Dimension - Work of the invited artists

I will be at the show tomorrow in the early afternoon, Tuesday the 3rd in the early afternoon and next Saturday the 7th in the early afternoon. If you come to the show while I am there please be sure to introduce yourself. Better yet, let me know you will be there ahead of time!
The common denominator of the work in the show was that each artist used the third dimension in their work in some way.
It was very interesting to see how each artist was able to add this third dimension to their work.
Sonji Hunt is a professional artist in every sense or the word. Her work conveys her intent and is meticulously in its execution. In addition to this, she is a much better photographer than I am so I borrowed these images from her blog to share with all of you. She went home from the show and edited them and had them on her blog that evening. I have included a link to her blog toward the end of this post.

This piece spilled off the wall onto the floor. It was magnificent. It features her hand painted fabric as do all of her pieces. She makes various components and then combines them in her own unique style.

Frances's use of both found, semi precious and precious objects in the work compels the viewer to spend time looking at them and to come back again and again and see new things each time. She weaves them together in a very purposeful way using color as the unifying element in many of her pieces.

Claire's work is varied in style and technique and each pieces is as good as the other. Her vessels are very intimate and draw you closer to study and enjoy them with a closer look.

Pamela's work was the largest work in the show and yet you were drawn to it for an intimate view. You first saw the overall image and detail from a distance. It drew you closer and you were able to see all the wonderful and sometimes funky ways she had used everyday objects in her work to engage you.

I mentioned I borrowed these images from Sonji's blog. This is just a taste of what her blog has in store. If you haven't visited her blog please do as you are in for a treat. She has done a much better job than I could ever have done featuring the work of the artists. Her photos are superior and her commentary is both brilliant and entertaining as only she can do.

Tonight's puzzle is June 17, one of my quilts from the show.
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Thimble Therapy said...


I'm Virginia (The one in the gray coat at the opening!)

If you haven't seen the show, it is a definite "Must See!" Although Kay's pictures are quite stunning - to see the work in person is an absolute treat. I especially enjoyed seeing all the versatility in Kay’s work in one place!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Thank you Virginia in the gray coat!
I'm so glad you and Jon were able to be there for the opening reception.

Nellie's Needles said...

Kay, thank you for these wonderfully descriptive posts plus the photos of this show. It would be great to be there to wander the gallery rooms and to get up close and personal with each piece of art. But since I'm in Tennessee, this is the next best thing. I've very much enjoyed your guided cyber tour.