H2OH!
APRIL 20 – JULY 14, 2019
TURNER AND GILLILAND GALLERIES

In association with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

Water - it's everywhere! The majority of the earth's surface is covered by water. More than half of the human body consists of water. Every living thing depends on water to survive, and life hangs in the balance when this precious resource is squandered. Offering a variety of artistic interpretations, H2Oh! draws on a well of beauty, reverence, and contemplation as it invites viewers to consider the importance and the impact of water, one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth.

 
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Chiaki Dosho  Light & Dark 11  Japanese kimono (silk, synthetic fiber) Direct appliqué

Chiaki Dosho
Light & Dark 11
Japanese kimono (silk, synthetic fiber)
Direct appliqué


Cher Cartwright  And the Living is Easy,  2006 Gift of Hilary and Marvin Fletcher  2017.525.16

Cher Cartwright
And the Living is Easy, 2006
Gift of Hilary and Marvin Fletcher
2017.525.16

THE MARBAUM COLLECTION: VARIATIONS IN TECHNIQUES
APRIL 20, 2019 – JULY 14, 2019
FINLAYSON GALLERY

Discover a selection of quilts from the Marbaum Collection - a unique collection of 87 art quilts generously donated to SJMQT for its 40th anniversary - on display for the first time. Marvin and Hilary Fletcher started acquiring quilts in the early 1980’s, eventually establishing a formidable trove of works from nearly 80 artists, bearing witness to the diversity and vitality of quilt-making from that time, to the present. The Marbaum Collection is both an invaluable resource for artists and researchers to explore, and a deeply personal collection woven together by the Fletchers’ long standing passion for and philanthropic support of art quilts. The gifted collection, unprecedented in size and scope for SJMQT, will travel internationally before joining its new home in San Jose in 2020. 


KRISTEN MARTINCIC: SWIM CLUB
APRIL 20 – JULY 14, 2019
HALLWAY GALLERY

Kristen Martincic uses swimwear as a surrogate for the female body, creating paper bathing suits that are a cross between a bathing suit and an underdress, skin and clothing. Social conventions and context play a significant role in how these garments are viewed by others and ourselves. These delicate paper suits talk about the awkwardness of vulnerability and exposure while maintaining a sense of levity. 

Golden U-back suit, 2012 Ink on matsuo kozo, thread Monotype on matsuo kozo, stitching  Photo: Jeffrey M. Bruce

Golden U-back suit, 2012
Ink on matsuo kozo, thread
Monotype on matsuo kozo, stitching
Photo: Jeffrey M. Bruce


Morning Fog  Robin Cowley Silk, cotton Machine sewn and fused

Morning Fog Robin Cowley
Silk, cotton
Machine sewn and fused

MOMENTARY & TIMELESS 
APRIL 20 - JUNE 2, 2019
PORCELLA GALLERY

Momentary & Timeless invites you to join six Bay Area fiber artists as they explore various ideas through a combination of haiku and the art quilt. Each artist presents a unique style that will draw you into the rhythm of the exhibit. You will be invited to write your own haiku and hang it on a “wishing tree” – a tradition unique to Japan.