A Field of Squares – A Quilt Pack Print Exchange at Gallery 1010
In this alternatively structured print exchange, 35 artists have been invited to participate from across the country to print fabric quilt squares, rather than paper. The participants will be using a variety of print techniques, including but not limited to screen print, cyanotype and woodblock; we even have a lithographer on board! Once each artist receives their pack of squares printed by the other participants, the fabric will be sewn together and assembled into a full sized quilt.
This exchange's theme is "American Landscape", which can be interpreted as a construction of an idea or ideal, stolen land or celebration of expansive space. The artists have been invited to explore domestic, public, micro or macro, historic, animal / vegetable / mineral, political, and/or personal subjects. The vision of this exchange is to use print to create a quilt: an object of comfort and catharsis. Many print exchanges printmakers participate in are archived in a box, destined to be tucked away until you fetch it out for a rare viewing. In its final form, the Field of Squares quilt will inhibit the participants' homes in a form of constant soft display and be interactive, since it holds an innate ability to provide warmth when wrapped around a body.
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114 Knoxville, TN 37902