Curious World: Art from Fabric, Photographs and Found Objects
November 27, 2009 - March 7, 2010
Curious World: Art from Fabric, Photographs and Found Objects, features art quilts and assemblages by Jane Reeves.A working artist for more than 25 years, Jane began creating art quilts in the early 1980’s, after assisting the Canton Museum of Art with a major exhibit of historic and contemporary quilts. Her early work explored the dynamics of color and composition. Later she began incorporating pictures, paint and embellishments, which give her art quilts a sense of the passage of time.
Jane’s assemblage constructions also convey a sense of history. Boxes, drawers or frames provide a stage for carefully assembled scenes, incorporating collage, mixed media, natural materials and found objects. Using multiple layers of materials, she conveys many layers of meaning and character through these intriguing vignettes.
Jane maintains a studio in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She is board Chairman for the Black Mountain Center for the Arts and is also a textile conservator.
Top: Jane Reeves, Botticellis Closet, mixed media
Bottom: Jane Reeves, Escape, 50"x54"