Function to Freedom: Quilts and Abstract Expressions

 
 
                                    Grace Hartigan, Petite, 1963

                                    Grace Hartigan, Petite, 1963

                Victorian Crazy Quilt Fragment, dated 1886

                Victorian Crazy Quilt Fragment, dated 1886

 
 

 On view December 1, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to announce Function to Freedom: Quilts and Abstract Expressions. The exhibition explores the compositional tendencies of 19th century American quilts and abstract paintings, drawings and sculptures by women artists— and the socio-political climate in which they were made.

Function to Freedom will feature quilts, some homespun, in brightly colored materials from rich velvets to wool to feed sacks alongside an exceptional selection of abstract works by artists Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama, and Louise Nevelson. The exhibition will highlight the likeness of composition and freedom of expression shared by both mediums and periods.

 
 
 
 

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