nyquiltsmith.com – Join Us for the Invisible Lineage Opening Reception! (Sunday, Nov. 20)

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Subject: Join Us for the Invisible Lineage Opening Reception! (Sunday, Nov. 20)

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> Join us for the Opening Reception! Sunday, November 20, 2-4pm
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> Members Only – Curator's Walkthrough with Artists (1-2pm):
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> Patricia Abrahamian
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> Karen Hampton
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> Pam Moore
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> Janice Sullivan
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> Lydia Van Gelder
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> RSVP to kristen@sjquiltmuseum.org or call 408.971.0323, x14
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> Images: River Ever Flowing by Mary Buskirk, Rocks and Rills by Mary Walker Phillips,
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> Two Monkeys by Katherine Westphal, Sumba Arrows by Lydia Van Gelder
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> Invisible Lineage showcases the work of four influential mid 20th century fiber artists — Mary Buskirk, Lydia Van Gelder, Mary Walker Phillips, Katherine Westphal — alongside works of four late century artists, Patricia Abrahamian, Pam Moore, Karen Hampton, and Janice Sullivan. The juxtaposition highlights the profound influences the earlier artists had on a second generation of artists working in the fiber medium. A wide array of objects and textiles drawn from each artists’ collective bodies of work illuminate the invisible lineage between the first generation of ground breaking artists and the later artists they inspired.
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> From the late 1950’s through the 1980’s these textile pioneers — Mary Buskirk, Lydia Van Gelder, Mary Walker Phillips, Katherine Westphal — each created a large body of work that focused on a specific technique or combined multiple processes to create their innovative works. Weavers Buskirk and Van Gelder both pushed the possibilities of the loom by creating tapestries and sculptural works or exploring ikat dyed traditions. Although Phillips began as a weaver, she is best known for her intricate and large scaled macramé and knitting that pushed these mediums from craft to art. Westphal explored surface design techniques like printing and dyeing, and incorporated paper into her hangings and sculptures. This is the first time these artists have exhibited together and collectively they provide a unique view into the textile roots of the San Francisco Bay Area and the
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> Like Buskirk and Van Gelder, weavers Hampton and Sullivan explore texture, techniques and personal identity, but use a wide variety of techniques and surface embellishments. Just as Phillips elevated the status of knitting and knotting, contemporary artists like Patricia Abrahamian and Pam Moore continue to push art knitting with their complex and abstract knitted works, creating very different work than their predecessor. In addition to their creative link to Phillips, both have a personal link to the earlier artist, who was a friend and teacher.
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> Invisible Lineage is supported in part by a grant from Friends of Fiber Art International and
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> co-presented by Lacy Knitters Guild.
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> Images: "Wearing a Compliment" jacket by Jean Ray Laury, Japanese Puzzle by Lucy Hilty,
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> Follow the Yellow Brick Road by Louise Thompson Schiele
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> Collecting California is our first exhibition featuring quilts and textiles drawn from the Museum's permanent collection by contemporary California artists. It features recent acquisitions – gifts from both artists and collectors – and showcases the rich variety, legacy, and continued evolution of the California fiber art movement.
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> Included in the exhibition is a selection of work by local artists Sonya Lee Barrington, Cathy Bolding, Marian Clayden, Susan Else, Linda Gass, Sheila O'Hara, Therese May, and Joan Schulze. Artists from other parts of the state are Marlene Bloomberg, Charlotte Patera, Michael F. Rohde and Louise Schiele. Vintage pieces on exhibit are quilted works by Lucy Hilty, Jean Ray Laury, and Yvonne Porcella, and Ed Rossbach’s classic hand manipulated twinning, as well as a basket by the long time collaborators Lillian Elliott and Pat Hickman.
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> This exhibition focuses on an important aspect of our collecting mission – to honor and support local fiber artists and art history by documenting and preserving California’s textile art for the future.
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> San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
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> 520 South First Street
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> San Jose, California 95113
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> 408.971.0323
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> www.SJQuiltMuseum.org
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> Open Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm
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> and 7-11pm on the first Friday of every month
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> San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
> 520 South First Street
> San Jose California 95113
> United States
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