|Anne Kenny "Industrial Baskets" new Exhibit Dec 6, Friday 5-8|
|Anne Kenny Talk from 6 to 6:30, Dec 6 Friday|
Art up front street studios and gallery presents Anne Kenny December's Featured Artist. Wonderful contemporary "Industrial Quilts" made of wire, metal, mesh and upcycled computer parts. Anne will also, for the first time, be exhibiting her new "Industrial Baskets". Stunning original, hand-stitched creations.
VIDEO about Anne by Natasha Stoppel
Join us and meet Anne at a special winter holiday reception Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8.
Talk by Anne Kenny 6 to 6:30pm.
"My Industrial Quilts have been influenced by industry and technology both aesthetically and conceptually. The methods and materials I use in my quilts are nontraditional. The repetitive format and industrial materials are used for their standardized, manufactured appearance. The Amoskeag Textile Mill history in New Hampshire and the "mill girls" continue to inspire my work.
I try to emphasize the contrasts between machine-made and hand-made objects. I attempt to make reference to both industrial and post-industrial mechanization while retaining the personal and expressive aspects of traditional quilt making. The contrasts of machine-made versus hand-made are designed to complement each other, yet provoke the controversy surrounding the way things of value are made.
The quilt is a very personal image to me and by working with unconventional materials in this format I am better able to make references to the world I live in. Art parallels progress, modern industry, and invention. These influences create new forms of expression and aesthetics. I am exploring these forms and new ways of seeing. My quilts are suggestive of a new aesthetic which combines traditional and nontraditional quilt
Anne Kenny's exhibit runs Friday, December 6 thru Saturday, December 21.
Regular hours are Tu-We 10-7, Th, Fr, Sa 10-4.
Kenny is also exhibiting at Odetta Gallery in NYC, Nov 18th through Jan 3,2020. http://www.odettagallery.com/