Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts
Opening Reception: Friday, December 14 > 5-7pm (with Art on Tap)
The current exhibition in our Cantilever Gallery features 32 quilts that build upon or break down the traditional bull’s eye pattern, resulting in something new and uniquely expressive.
Guest Curator Nancy Crow challenged the 32 participating artists to create a design based upon the bull’s eye pattern: four circles in the style of a target symbol, set in a grid of four blocks, or quadrants. Artists responded to the invitation by deconstructing and rebuilding the bull’s eye into new compositions. The result is a strikingly complex body of images, with each piece conveying its own distinct voice.
Many of the artists maintain the quadrants, with circles that vary from the rigidly geometric to wildly organic. For others, the circles break their boundaries, shift in scale, or even come to dominate the entire piece. This variety is a celebration of creativity and visual experimentation.
For the viewer, it is an invitation to experience the many possibilities of color and shape, and to evaluate the success of each artist in transforming the simple bull’s eye into something more.