Miriam at MoMA: Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Personal and Public

October 19 - Nov 25, 2018

Porcella Gallery

SJMQT commemorates Miriam Nathan-Roberts, the late Bay Area art quilt pioneer.  The exhibit includes several of her iconic works as well as quilts and personal articles never before shown.  Nathan-Roberts was well known for illusions of 3D shapes on a 2D surface.  Her later work was distinguished by striking, digitally-printed images.  The title piece imagines a radical departure for the Museum of Modern Art in New York --- as a venue for art quilts. 

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  (Hi)Stories Uncovered   Ali Ferguson Print & hand stitching on domestic textiles and vintage garments

(Hi)Stories Uncovered
Ali Ferguson
Print & hand stitching on domestic textiles and vintage garments

Excellence in Fibers, In Collaboration with Fiber Art Now Magazine

October 19, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Turner and Gilliland Galleries

Fiber Art Now Magazine highlights innovative, contemporary textile art in the Excellence in Fibers issue. An exhibition of the same name, the work shows current trends in the categories of vessel forms/ basketry, installation, wall/ floor works, sculptural works, and wearables.

 


  Empty Void 22,  2018 Artist's hair, Acrylic medium on panel

Empty Void 22, 2018
Artist's hair, Acrylic medium on panel

Seeing the Threshold: Jayoung Yoon

October 19, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Hallway Gallery

Born in Korea, Jayoung Yoon is a New York based artist known for using human hair in her art. She focuses on using hair as a medium for exploring systems of thought, perception and sensations of the body. Her use of hair connects the viewer’s visual perception of the work to the physical form of the body. Her creations of 2 dimensional work, of both woven forms and geometric shapes, represent the limbo between conscious and unconscious states.


 Mark Newport  Redress 4,  2017 Embroidery on cotton

Mark Newport
Redress 4, 2017
Embroidery on cotton

Suture and Stitch: Mark Newport

OCTOBER 19, 2018 - JANUARY 13, 2019

Finlayson Gallery

 

For Mark Newport, textile and skin are intimately connected. Physical proximity causes sweat and strength, dirt and fear, love and cologne to move from flesh to cloth indiscriminately. While cloth protects skin, either can be cut or torn. Stitches are the means to aid healing and measure the intensity of the wound. 

These works begin by cutting a hole into the cloth. The hole is then filled by weaving with needle and thread. The repairs are made using traditional textile darning and mending techniques learned from studying European and American mending samplers. Whether the area of repair is immediately visible or camouflaged, mending holes leaves a scar that speaks of vulnerability, intimacy, and futility.


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Hey, Are you Free?
Solo Exhibition: Wu Yu Jung
New Terrains: Migration and Mobility Project

November 28 - January 13, 2019

Porcella Gallery

Wu Yu Jung’s Solo Exhibition depicts mended cloth as metaphor for how clothing shapes the identity of the wearer, but also reveals our histories, scars and growth. Her exhibition will document the participants of the mended clothing through artifact, video and photograph, and feature the artist’s experience of visiting her Sister City of San Jose.


 

International TECHstyle Art Biennial IV

January 21 – April 14, 2019

Hallway, Porcella, Turner and Gilliland Galleries

Submission deadline October 22, 2018

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles launched its signature event, the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). Returning now for its fourth incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing the work of artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology to a global community.

 

 Judith Content  Under Current , 2017 Hand dyed silk Pieced and quilted

Judith Content
Under Current, 2017
Hand dyed silk
Pieced and quilted

Judith Content, Solo Exhibition

January 21, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Finlayson Gallery

Palo Alto based artist, Judith Content, explores the essence of image, memory or a moment in time through the process of hand dying and stitched silk. Through discharge dyeing and shibori dyeing techniques, Content's work references the natural landscape with painterly movement and depth.


Kristen Martincic: Swim Club

April 21 - 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

Porcella Gallery 

April 21- June 2, 2019

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 uniquely Japanese tradition.


Mayan Traje: A Tradition in Transition

JULY 21, 2019 – OCTOBER 13, 2019

TURNER AND GILLILAND GALLERIES

The Maya of Guatemala are known worldwide for their excellent weaving and distinctive trajes (traditional clothing). These were once 100% village-specific, and people could be recognized as being from a specific place. Over time, many and diverse influences have caused significant change -- but even so, visitors are struck by the ubiquitous nature of indigenous weaving and the persistence of their “wearable art”. This exhibit will show outstanding examples of clothing from the early 20th century to contemporary fashion, highlight key differences, and explore some of the reasons for these changes. On view will be individual pieces as well as full trajes – none created for tourist markets. These will be drawn from the rarely-displayed collection of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum.

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 Ceremonial huipil (woman’s blouse) Santa Lucía Utatlán 1930’s/1940’s

Ceremonial huipil (woman’s blouse)
Santa Lucía Utatlán
1930’s/1940’s