Quilts and Color

@ San Diego Museum of Art, Now through September 05, 2016

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Q 5Qu 3Q 1San Diego Museum of Art presents Quilts and Color from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

This exhibit celebrates the vibrant color palette and inventive designs found in the outstanding array of early American quilts amassed over decades by the collectors Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy. Quilts and Color explores the work of craftsmen who, since the 19th century, have combined classic American quilting patterns with an innate and sophisticated grasp of color theory. The works in the exhibition are grouped according to visual effects, including chromatic vibrations, mixtures, gradations, harmonies, and optical illusions. In all, Quilts and Color presents nearly fifty-works of eye-popping designs that echo the works of mid-20th century Abstract Expressionism and so-called “Op arts.” The luminous blending of colors, arresting motifs, and graphic intensity of these works will be a revelation for fans of American craft and Modern Art alike. SDMART website 

Quilt making is one of the most vital and important forms of Art, a creative and expressive medium that is woven so intricately into our hearts and minds. I’ve always marveled at my Grandma McManus as a prolific fabric artist, her sense of design, color skills and work ethic have always been a model to me. ER

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