Color Improvisations 2: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts

Date: May 30–September 23, 2018
Curated by: Nancy Crow

Color Improvisations 2 is an exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by Nancy Crow (Baltimore, Ohio), one of North America’s most celebrated and influential quiltmakers and teachers. The exhibition includes 25 spectacular large-format quilts by 25 artists from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States – including a piece by Nancy Crow. The project grew out of Crow’s interest in celebrating the “…majesty, strength and energy of large textile works, specifically large quilts.” While the group’s collective use of rich solid colors improvisational piecing, and intricate machine quilting are all at the service of pure abstract design, each artist maintains a strong individual identity.

The exhibition premiered at the Museum Tuch+Technik in Germany in 2016, and has subsequently been shown in Spain, Switzerland and France. In 2018, a select number will be presented at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This is the exhibition’s first North American, and only Canadian venue.

This exhibition is presented by Color Improvisations 2, NA.

 

Artists in the exhibition:

Brigitte Ammann, Germany

Elizabeth Brandt, USA

Sandra Palmer Ciolino, USA

Ramona Conconi, Switzerland

Nancy Crow, USA

Regula Emmenegger, Switzerland

Robin Bunshaft Fan, USA

Jutta Böhmler-Hahn, Germany

Louise Harris, USA

Lilian Heer, Switzerland

Barbara T. Kaempfer, Switzerland

Elke Klein, Germany

Lesley Knox, Scotland, UK

Niraja Lorenz, USA

Barb Mortell, Canada

Anne Parker, USA

Ruth Bosshart-Rohrbach, Switzerland

Michele Samter, Switzerland

Sabine Bartsch-Schnyder, Switzerland

Gerri Spilka, USA

Annette Tatchen, Germany

Kit Vincent, Canada

Anniese Zimmermann-Vogl, Germany

Erica Waaser, Germany

Heide Stoll-Weber, Germany