Sunday, October 3, 2010

Work Installed At Clemson University


One of These Things Is Not Like the Others
Hand-dyed Fabric, Free Cut and Machine Stitched



Recently I was invited to hang some work in the office of Richard Goodstein who is the new Interm Dean of Architecture, Art and Humanities at Clemson University. I was pleased to be asked and welcomed the opportunity to work with Denise Woodward Detrich, Director of Lee Gallery at the university.

We began by visiting the office to measure the space, look at colors and think about how work in the room would be viewed. Once we had this information we then pulled work from my inventory and revisited the office work in hand. Considerations included the proximity of a conference table and chairs to the wall where the work will hang and the size of the work in relation to the overall size of the room. I had several pieces which colorwise would have been great but were too large for the room. After some discussion and observation we selected two pieces which function very nicely as companion pieces althought not specifically made with that in mind.





The work installed.


You can see in the photograph that while the wall space is a good size, we needed work that we could hang higher than the backs of the chairs as the table and chairs are very close to the wall. We also felt the blue in one of the pieces worked nicely with the blue chairs.





Another view of installation.




Other Worlds
Hand-dyed Fabric, Free Cut and Machine Stitched



Best wishes to Dean Goodstein during his tenure and a thank you to Denise for her support and assistance with this project.








Denise installing work.




Denise did an excellent job installing the pieces.


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10 comments:

  1. what beautiful pieces! they certainly look like they were made as a pair -- I like the slight difference in size. hope they have a long and happy tenure in their new place.

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  2. Thank you Kathleen. While they were not made as a pair, they were made at the same time but share only one fabric. These will hang until next spring when a new Dean is appointed.

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  3. I want to see one of your pieces in person. These are wonderful.

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  4. Thank you Gerrie. I have always loved these two pieces but one has been only once and the other not at all. They are "too old" to be entered in competitive shows so I'm happy to be able to show them here.

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  5. Gorgeous work, and a great setting for it,congratulations!

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  6. Thank you Sue. It's always a treat to see your work in a nice environment.

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  7. Wonderful pieces. They look like they fit like a glove in that setting. Congratulations.

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  8. Thank you ParisMaddy! The pieces really did work in the space and made themselves right at home ;-)

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  9. Terry it is amazing to see how much your quilts change as you move into a different color palette and introduce fabrics that are not solid. I can certainly see a relationship between these quilts and your last posting. It is always fascinating to me to see how artists can keep true to their voice and create pieces that can be so different from each other even though they have many of the basic elements and shapes.

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  10. Judy, Thank you so much for your comments! These pieces were actually made in 2006 so they predate all the work you have seen on my blog of late. Despite the color and texture they do indeed show the beginnings of many of the shapes I have been using the last few years. It is high praise that you can see the relationship between the pieces and my hand in the work.

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