Conversations with Gee's Bend

Conversations with Gee's Bend

Start date

Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:00pm

End date

Monday, September 3, 2018, 12:00am


San Juan Islands Museum

540 Spring St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Fifteen years ago an astounding exhibition of quilts made by women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, toured the country. Everywhere, people responded in awe to the quilts, their improvisational designs, bold colors and narrative they told. Our show asks: How are contemporary artists in conversation with the Gee’s Bend quilts? Our contemporary artists work across a variety of media, some traditional, some unconventional. What they all have in common is a particular aesthetic, a direct response to the quilts, where artists inspire artists. The women of Gee’s Bend have inspired artists across the country to speak through their work, a visual dialog, a Conversation with Gee’s Bend.