At a Santa Fe Gallery, A Panoply of Vibrant Quilts, Paintings, and Sculptures
Installation view of “Coloring Outside the Lines,” courtesy of 333 Montezuma Arts
Artists featured in the show are
Just as the curvilinear edges of Harvey’s Ceramic Cut Outs #13 (2014) complement the expressive brushwork of a Pozo painting behind it, Saxe’s Moss Rock (2014) visually echoes portions of Pozo’s Critical Mass (2014). One work in particular stands out: Bendolph’s Housetop Variation (ca. 1980). In this large textile piece, small squares make up larger squares, without the composition being overly geometric or prescribed. Rather, recycled plaid scraps rub up against cheerful yellow bits, with hints of the fabrics’ origins lingering on the fray.
The tradition of Gee’s Bend quilting has been described by the New York Times as “compelling…unlike most quilts in the European-American tradition,” and as including “wild, improvisatory elements: broken patterns, high color contrasts, dissonance, asymmetry, and syncopation.” Perhaps this description can be applied to “Coloring Outside the Lines” at large: it is a collection made up of distinctive works that jive together quite rhythmically.
“Coloring Outside the Lines” is on view at 333 Montezuma Arts, Santa Fe, Feb. 13–May 30, 2015.
Installation view of “Coloring Outside the Lines,” courtesy of 333 Montezuma Arts.
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