Thursday, November 20, 2014
Q = A = Q 8 -- representation
So far in my discussion of Q=A=Q at the Schweinfurth I have not showed you much in the way of representational imagery. In fact, there was not much in the way of representational imagery in the show -- less than one-quarter of the works chosen.
Pamela Allen, Kissing in Public, 54 x 36"
I liked the style -- stylized without being cutesy -- and the palette, composition and craft were all up to speed. A nice use of commercial fabrics, and elaborate quilting in the sky.
Margaret Abramshe, Synchronized in the Sea of Love, 49 x 40"
Mostly done by phototransfer, this quilt relies on three repeated motifs -- girls in bathing caps, swimming girls, and fish -- for a narrative with a bit of mystery. Every now and then symmetrical is the way to go for tying disparate elements together, and this composition works well.
Shawn Quinlan, The New American Heritage, 63 x 51" (detail below)