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April 28 - May 21, 2017

Julia E. Pfaff "Contour Series: Whole Cloth Quilts"

Main Gallery

Opening Reception for the Artists
Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00-10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, May 21, 2017
2:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Artist Statement

I make art employing the most vernacular of all media - stitched fabric. I was originally inspired by the work of the conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth to present quilts as art within a gallery context. Moving beyond the conceptualists' appropriation of found domestic objects, I have chosen to maintain the integrity of my object ~ a quilt ~ starting with white fabric and lavishing upon it layers of process. My goal is the creation of a contemplative object, both beautiful and evocative, both well-crafted and spontaneous in design.

The CONTOUR SERIES explores the textures and forms of woven fabric with the stitched line. I start with hand dyed, printed, and stitched fabric which I scan. These original scans are digitally manipulated, enlarged, layered and then inkjet printed with fabric dye. The final fabric is free motion machine quilted. The resulting whole cloth quilts are a twenty-first century blend of low and high tech processes. The finished object has the structure of a quilt, but the images are informed by fine art and graphic design traditions.

More at juliapfaffquilt.blogspot.com


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