String Diamonds (detail), by unknown, From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe, Photo by Sharon Risedorph
One Patch, Trip Around the World (detail), by unknown, Collection San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Promise by Wendy Osher
Pray Tell (detail) by Patty Shaw
August 16 – October 16, 2011
Scrap ART showcases historical quilts drawn from the Museum’s and private collections and ‘scrappy’ contemporary works. Scrap ART examines the historical precedent and aesthetic of the scrap quilt and its modern-day descendants.
Just as quilters have long been inspired to make beautiful pieces from available scraps, the throwaways of daily life have inspired a new generation of ecologically-minded artists to combine creative reuse with old-fashioned thrift in works using material as varied
as books, jeans, zippers, plastic, buttons and teabags. Scrap ART celebrates the reinterpretation of materials by artists both historical and contemporary in works that reflect the cultures and values of their makers.
C&T Publishing and P&B Textiles
Fabric & More (FABMO), Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT), Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP)
|Contemporay Artists featured in Scrap ART