MARY LEE BENDOLPH
January 17 - February 21, 2009
Opening for the artists: Saturday, January 24, 5-7 pm
Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Artists' Talk Saturday, January 24, 11:30 am.
RSVP 202.338.5180 seating is limited to the first 50 people.
When Mary Lee Bendolph and Louisiana Bendolph went to Berkeley, California to consider collaborating with Paulson Press in 2005, they were already extending the quiltmaking tradition of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama to new audiences, in new ways. Joined by fellow Gee's Bend quilter, Loretta Bennett in 2007, these three artists have produced a coherent body of vividly colored, delicately textured etchings that, while moving into a, for them, unfamiliar medium, stand firmly in the design tradition the quilts from the Gee's Bend community have become known for. The bold, asymetrical quilts and prints in this exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine Art are richly colored, beautiful and compelling, melding the talents of "new" and "old" quilters as they continue in the present day.
Source: authentic art visions: Gee's Bend: Quilts and Prints