Right Lines & CirclesIn its last week!
Three artists take a look at geometry when fiber artist, Maria Shell (Alaska), mixed media artist, Patrick Schmidt (Pennsylvania) and metal artist Greg Johnson (Georgia) share their work.
Johnson’s figurative work will be familiar to museum visitors because he was selected from a national search to create the Vietnam War Memorial sculpture that sits just outside the museum deck.
Alaska fiber artist, Maria Shell says of her work, “I love to layer pattern on top of pattern. Essentially, I am piecing, with my sewing machine, my own prints. These quilts are modern day tapestries of color, pattern, repetition, and stitch.”
While Schmidt, who incorporated digital manipulation in his process, says “Using pattern as a metaphor, my work explores cultural, social, and personal identity in the digital age. ”
The title of the exhibition is inspired by Isaac Newton who said “The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn.”
Right Line & Circles runs through January 15.
“Treasure Map” by Maria Shell
Greg Johnson with “Coastal Eddy”
“Math” by Patrick Schmidt