( Thu., May. 31, 2012 - Fri., Aug. 31, 2012 )
Gregg Museum of Art & Design, 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607
The Gregg Museum’s upcoming summer exhibition, In Response, is dedicated to the museum’s late Associate Director Dr. Lynn Ennis, and features weavings by Ann Roth, Gallery Director and studio art instructor at Meredith College, and by Vita Plume, associate professor at NC State’s College of Design. Both weavers were close friends of Lynn, and show new pieces that respond both to her love of textiles as well as to specific works in the Gregg Museum's permanent collection. Vita Plume uses portrait photographs taken in the Appalachians in the early 1900s by Doris Ulmann, Bayard Wooten, Paul Buchanan and others as a source of inspiration for making ghostly images and patterns created on a digital Jacquard loom, which explore the instability of visual and cultural identity. Ann Roth finds inspiration in quilts from the Gregg’s permanent collection whose rhythmic repetition of geometric shapes, juxtapositions of fabric patterns, and often quirky color combinations have influenced her ikat, handwoven textiles.
Closing reception Thursday, September 6th 6pm.