“MetroTextural” is the latest group exhibition of twenty-one new works by members of the Manhattan Quilters Guild, an eclectic group of professional fiber artists who meet in New York City. The rules were relatively simple: Create a quilted work measuring 36 inches square that relates somehow to ideas of texture and the city. This exhibition celebrates the visual feast of New York City, from serendipitous juxtapositions of signage and advertisements to the surface ornamentation of historic buildings. The works created specifically for this exhibition include vibrant abstractions, architectural details, witty interpretations of the grid, and the visual rhythm of New York voices. Techniques range from scintillating piecework and illusionistic appliqué to painting and photo transfer. Diversity in the urban scene is a common thread that unifies the quilts in “MetroTextural,” which will tour through 2009.


Benartex generously provided fabric to be used in these quilts.

(Click on quilts for artist's page.)

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