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Modern Quilts by S.D. Evans

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by Promila Shastri last modified Nov 04, 2014

Despite its storied tradition and folksy down home image, the visual appeal of quilt designs—with their clean edges, elegant geometry, and impeccable symmetry—has never been that far removed from the appeal of line-shape-color modern art movements. Brooklyn designer S.D. Evans is amongst a slew of contemporary artists for whom quilting is the medium of choice for a body — Continue reading …




 

 

5_frontDespite its storied tradition and folksy down home image, the visual appeal of quilt designs—with their clean edges, elegant geometry, and impeccable symmetry—has never been that far removed from the appeal of line-shape-color modern art movements. Brooklyn designer S.D. Evans is amongst a slew of contemporary artists for whom quilting is the medium of choice for a body of creative work that repositions an old fashioned craft as an of-the-moment art form (see our posts on Erin Wilson and Comma Workshop for other examples). Evans, who uses both hand and machine to compose her quilts, and pays as assiduous attention to the backs of her quilts as the fronts, keeps her designs supremely reductive, availing herself of basic repeat patterns—stripes, triangles, squares—and limiting her palette to a single color on white. He spare compositions manage to invoke the work of great 20th Century abstract artists like Donald Judd, Barnett Newman, and Sol LeWitt—and there’s nothing folksy about that.
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