Although this show has been going on since June, I recently received the show catalog for Duex: Two Ideas, Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts in the mail. This is a Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) traveling exhibition that was juried by Katie Pasquini Masopust (Kim LaPolla, managing curator). The full color catalog is 106 pages, and I’m honored to be among the selected work.
“Deux, is a visual conversation that expresses the questions and ideas important to each artist. Two works show side by side, inviting the viewer to find the connections between them, and see how the artists handle the challenges of composition and technique.” Kim quotes Martha graham in her catalog essay, “It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, omr jow it compares to other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, stating “I believe she was talking about being true to your voice and your instinct, filtering out the xternal advice of the voices around you.” Katie had the difficult task of selecting just 25 artists and 50 pieces from the many submitted to the exhibit. Katie states she was looking for “two great works from each artist … I hope that the pieces that I chose will show the world that our art quilts can compete side-by-side with paintings for the eye of art collectors and art admirers everywhere.”
The catalog is available for purchase directly from SAQA here.
Full exhibit: IQF-Chicago, Rosemont, IL, June 2013
Quilts selected for Deux-Europe:
Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, Alsace, France, September 2013
Vicenza Festival, Vicenza, Italy, October 2013
The show will also be at a variety of location throughout the US through 2014.