Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ARTQUILTSilluminations review


The 8th Annual PAQA-South International Juried Quilt Exhibition
at the Durham Arts Council
Allenton & Semans Galleries
March 26 – June 7, 2010

Curated by

Works by:
Pamela Allen

Wen Redmond
Jenny Williams/Jennifer Fouke
Laura Gaskin
Lynne Harrill
Christine Predd
Marcia DeCamp
Barbara Watler
Eileen Williams
Lyric Kinard
Cathy Kleeman
Sherry Kleinman
Gerrie Congdon
Kathleen Loomis

Denny Webster

Diane Wright
Nancy Lassiter
Debbie Langsam
Beth Carney
Janet Windsor
Gloria Hansen
Paula Swett/Cathy Stechschulte
Ann Flaherty
Jana Lankford
Sally Wright
Jeanelle McCall
Jeanette Thompson
Hsin-Chen Lin
Diane English

My personal favorites include:

Best of Show
Red Bioluminescence
by Barbara Watler
An almost monochromatic color scheme yet the value contrast makes it luminous. Those hand worked zig-zag stitches are amazing in their frenetic motion - almost shivering in your field of vision.

Sunset Composition
Gerrie Congdon
Simplicity of composition. A complementary color scheme yet no screaming loud brightness. The contrast of hand stitches next to solid machine lines.

Sticks and Stones
by Diane Wright
The beauty of the work is the the details. I love the repetition of the the stone shapes in the cloth, in the machine stitched line, in the hand worked knots. All of them work together to lead the eye on a journey as the texture draws you in.

Blinded by the Light
by Beth Carney
Line, both broken and continuous holds all of my fascination here. The dense stitching flattens out the texture of the artwork but brings a continuous vertical feeling to a rhythmically irregular piece. That and I tend to love subdued color scheme.


Gerrie said...

I am so honored to have my piece reviewed here, Lyric. I wish I could see the show in person.

Diane Wright said...

Me too, Gerrie! I'm so honored AND I wish I could see it in person...hmmm....I have a son in Raleigh. He's studying for an August graduation but shouldn't he still be overjoyed to have his dear ole mom drop in?!

Fulvia said...

Thank you, Lyric, for making this available. Congratulations to the artists for some wonderful work.

Jeannie said...

Wow! What a fantastic show! Thanks for sharing your photos, I only wish I could hop on my magic carpet and see it in person.

Anonymous said...

I was delighted to see my friend Diane's quilt among your favorites. I think she MUST visit her son, don't you?

I love all the others, too. Oh, to have seen them in person...

Diana Trout {} said...

Oh my! I love the "sunset composition." Well they are really all stunning!

Jean M. Judd said...

Thanks Lyric, for sharing these photos of the exhibit space and work. The pieces look displayed nicely with plenty of white space.

Looking forward to seeing the newspaper interview as well. Continued Success!

Melly Testa said...

Great review Lyric! Nice to see Gerrie's work. Great work all around.