Monday, January 22, 2007

Mary Lee Bendolph


Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts, and Beyond exhibit opened January 20 until April 15, 2007 at the Paine Art Center and Garden in Oshkosh, WI. The 72-page exhibit catalog is available from Amazon.com.

"Twelve dramatically designed, richly colored quilts created by Mary Lee Bendolph, Louisiana P. Bendolph, Aolar Mosely, and Essie B. Pettway, are presented alongside complex and evocative found-object sculptures by Alabama artists Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley, who have both been influenced by the quilts and the quiltmakers. Several fine art prints by two of the quiltmakers and documentary films about the artists provide a further context for their creative exchange." - from the Paine Art Center & Garden website.

2 comments:

Lisa Shobhana said...

i saw this exhibition recently in Austin and it was pretty fantastic. there is an incredibly moving video installation that accompanies it. it's definitely worth watching. it brought me to tears.

SeamRippstress said...

I saw this Incredible exhibit when they were in Houston this past fall. Made me want to make quilts out of every and anything. Thornton Dial's work is also magnificent!