Sunday, September 18, 2016

Two birds with one stone

Last weekend a few of my FiberWorks group took the trip to Bridgeport, CT to The Nest to see two shows. The first I will show is the Skyline exhibit in which our FANE group was challenged to make a building that was no wider that 16" and no longer than 60". We had quite an array and I will only show you a few. The quilts were hung on both sides and the end of this hallway.

Be sure to click on any picture to see a closer view of all.

Looking down the wall with mine, the blue one, near the end.

Nike Cutsumpas's, Tinsel Tower. Hard to tell from the photo, but it has a lots of glitz and beads.

Cindy Green, who works in a library, used parts of old books for her piece, The Golden Door. It was all made of paper.

Barbara Drillick's piece, Five Rooms With a Viewused different types of window screening. It had wonderful perspective and it looked as if you were at ground level, looking up. Being a sheer piece, I thought that the brick wall it was hung on interfered with the piece, but it still looked great.

This is mine, Midnight City. Instead of doing the tedious piecing that I usually do, I fused this one, but I'm not sure if it was any less tedious.

The other show at The Nest was a juried show, SPUN. It was held in The Nest's gallery. Again I'm only showing a very few.

Bear Fruit by John Paradiso. This was a 10 inch square and the stitches were amazingly small. Details below. Go here to see more of his work.

Anasazi Roadways by Kathie Kerler. I think it was a whole cloth that was then painted or printed and then beautifully machine and hand stitched, as seen below.

                                            Detail. I've always loved this color combination.

A fun 3-D piece by Sooo-z Mastropietro, whose work seems to be in every show I go to lately.

I'm so sorry that I didn't get the name of this artist. It had an incredible amount of machine stitching and then hand stitching on top.

Both shows will be at The Nest, which is a factory that has been turned into artist's studios. There was an amazing amount of art hung in all the hallways. The day that we were there was also Open Studio and I always like to see how artists work.

i'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I enjoyed seeing this exhibit. Your photos will enlarge more if you turn off the lightbox feature in your settings. I especially liked seeing all of the stitching, both hand and machine and would like to see it closer.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Thank you for bringing me along to the two exhibitions. So much fun work. I laughed when I read that you hoped fusing your work would go faster than piecing it. Why? Because I tend to have similar thoughts. I'm such a slow, methodical piecer and obsessive quilter that I am always looking for shortcuts. They rarely are.

The Inside Stori said...

Gosh I wish I could have seen these exhibits in person. The building challenge is especially clever and inspiring and of course your's is a standout!

Vivien Zepf said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of both exhibitions, Norma! I didn't get a chance to see the Skylines pieces, so I'm so glad you showed them here.