May 28 – August 27, 2016
Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from
hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibition, each of the
selected artists created a new work influenced by an element from the
periodic table. Inspirations came from anything relating to that
element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products
made from it. Both representational and abstract works were welcomed.
The artists were also asked to move quilting beyond the usual
materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative
properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This
exhibition was the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an
art quilt and is a signature exhibition for the international
organization Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).
Now in its sixth year, A View Within
is the result of a collaborative project by contemporary artists
Paula Chung and Karen Rips. The artists’ fascination with the human
body, as revealed through advances in medical imagery, is the primary
inspiration for this exhibition of tapestries. A View Within
was originally driven by individual images as they became available.
However, the success of this project has resulted in more body images
being made available, allowing the artists to visually explore the
body’s systems and functions in depth.
The Center is pleased to present 12 original works by Rips and Chung
during summer 2016 in conjunction with the Studio Art Quilt
Associates’ exhibition Radical Elements.
Exhibitions sponsored in memory of Judy Roach.