The Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft's member show ends this month, and on a recent visit I was struck with the number of quilts on display -- and the wide variety of quilt styles and techniques they represent. Thought you might be interested too. My first comment, of course, is that it's great to see quilts in all-media juried shows alongside the paintings and sculpture, and to find 6 quilts out of 36 works on display is even better.
Heck, why don't I start with my own quilt? It's entirely pieced, using commercial cotton onto which I wrote a bunch of political rants focusing on the security theater of taking your shoes off and running your garden produce through the X-ray machine twice. But they're cut up into tiny, unreadable bits.
C. J. started his art career in photography and has been making his photos into quilts for several years. With a wide-format printer that accepts fabric on a roll, he can make a huge quilt with only one seam down the middle. His images, of course, are heavily manipulated before printing, to combine bits of many different photos into a montage. Many of them came from graffiti, posters, billboards and other "found art" that he photographed.
The show, at KMA+C in Louisville, continues through October 15.