Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Bend quilts, and beyond / essays by Joanne Cubbs, Matt Arnett, and Dana Friis-Hansen ; edited by Paul Arnett and Eugene W. Metcalf Jr.

by Cubbs, Joanne [writer of added commentary.]Looking glass; Arnett, Matt [writer of added commentary.]Looking glass; Friis-Hansen, Dana, 1961- [writer of added commentary.]Looking glass; Arnett, Paul [editor.]Looking glass; Metcalf, E. W [editor.]Looking glass; Austin Museum of Art [host institution.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Tinwood Books ; 2006.Description: 71 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780971910485; 0971910480 .Subject(s): Bendolph, Mary Lee, 1935- -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | African American quiltmakers -- Alabama -- Wilcox County -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | African American quilts -- Alabama -- Wilcox County -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | Quilts -- Alabama -- Wilcox County -- History -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | African American women -- Alabama -- Wilcox County -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | African American artists -- Alabama -- Wilcox County -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | Exhibition catalogsLooking glass
Contents:
The life and art of Mary Lee Bendolph / Joanne Cubbs -- Wrapped in the blanket of time / Matt Arnett -- Beyond Gee's Bend : the future of art / Dana Friis-Hansen.
Note: This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Ben Quilts, and Beyond, on view at the Austin Museum of Art-Downtown, 19 August - 5 November 2006.;
"The artworks illustrated in this book are from the collection of the Tinwood Alliance, Atlanta"--Title page verso.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 69). Summary: The exhibition focuses on the quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph, and includes quilts by her mother Aolar Mosely, daughter Essie Bendolph Pettway, and daughter-in-law Louisiana P. Bendolph, found-object sculpture and assemblage by Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley, and intaglio prints by Mary Lee and Louisiana Bendolph.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Mary Lee Bendolph's extraordinary patchworks garnered national attention when they were featured among the works of other quiltmakers from her tiny, predominately African American community in the 2002 blockbuster exhibition and book, The Quilts of Gee's Bend. This beautiful book examines Bendolph's inspiration, creative process, and individual genius, as well as her profound connection to the cultural practices and expressive traditions out of which her work arises. It studies her artistic relationships with other artists -- her mother, Aolar Mosely; her daughter, Essie Bendolph Pettway; her daughter-in-law Louisiana P. Bendolph; and two self-taught Alabama artists, Lonnie Holley and Thornton Dial. Bendolph's conception of herself as an artist is intimately connected to all of these aesthetic relationships, which together provide contexts for understanding the full scope and power of her work. As they intersect in Bendolph's life and art, these deep social and aesthetic networks give rise to new pathways of artistic influence and exchange, to a body of work that is a powerful mixture of communal and individual creative energies.

This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Ben Quilts, and Beyond, on view at the Austin Museum of Art-Downtown, 19 August - 5 November 2006.

"The artworks illustrated in this book are from the collection of the Tinwood Alliance, Atlanta"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (page 69).

The life and art of Mary Lee Bendolph / Joanne Cubbs -- Wrapped in the blanket of time / Matt Arnett -- Beyond Gee's Bend : the future of art / Dana Friis-Hansen.

The exhibition focuses on the quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph, and includes quilts by her mother Aolar Mosely, daughter Essie Bendolph Pettway, and daughter-in-law Louisiana P. Bendolph, found-object sculpture and assemblage by Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley, and intaglio prints by Mary Lee and Louisiana Bendolph.

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