Saturday, May 5, 2018

Korean Quilts Now

The first exhibit I saw this year at Paducah was the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Korean Quilts Now Exhibit. This exhibit was located at the Paducah School of Art and Design, so I think several people might have missed it. I’ll share some of my favorites with you.

SAQA describes the exhibit like this…“the SAQA of the Republic of Korea was founded in 2010. The exhibit featured a variety of art quilt techniques that the group studied over the last several years. Though their artwork, these quilters incorporate unusual and interesting interpretations of the world that surrounds them—sometimes finding joy, and sometimes, turmoil.”
I thought the name was really appropriate for this piece. I liked the composition and the calming colors.
Those of you that know me very well know that I really like orange. I guess you know why I like this piece then.

Another thing most of you know about me is that I love hand stitching. That is what drew me to this piece.
This piece reminds me of some of Betty Busby’s pieces—in particular the piece that was hung (with mine) at the Schweinfurth Quilts=Art=Quilts Exhibit. You can see that piece here. The quilting on this piece was spectacular.
I really liked that this piece was made of lots of little “quilts” sewn together with the seams on the front of the piece. The effect was really added a nice texture to the surface.
I like quilts that require a closer look as this quilt does. There are several things I like about this piece—the raw edge detail, the zig zag seams, and the red that draws the eye around the entire quilt.

There just isn’t enough space for me to show you all the beautiful quilts in this exhibit. It would be well worth your time to go to see it if it ever travels to a place near you.

Which is your favorite?


Lisa Greenbow said...

They are all nice quilts. I like the orange one best, then the Growth Rings. The Growth Rings remind me of mandalas yet they look dreamy.

Ronda K. said...

Wow! I love all of these, but I think The Trace may be my favorite, though The Growth Rings is a very close second. Thanks SO much for sharing these beauties with us. Is this exhibit still in Paducah?

Quilter Beth said...

It was going on during the AQS show. I’m not sure if it is still there.

Anonymous said...

I think Indigo Pond is my favorite, judging by the pictures. I'm amazed that all this beautiful work goes on in South Korea while North Koreans live such a different life. It doesn't seem fair, but I'm glad that half the country has the freedom to enjoy this kind of art. Maybe things will be improving with them at least talking. Thanks so much for sharing these great quilts!

Dana Kroeger said...

As the pictures are from top to bottom, I like the bottom four, each for different aspects. Thanks for sharing these. I always enjoy seeing things thru your eyes.