Saturday, January 31, 2015

quilts and fine art...



Sedrick Huckaby is a contemporary artist whose work is preoccupied with predominately domestic scenes of African American life. More recently, his art has focused on quilts made by the women in his family specifically his grandmother and the larger tradition of quilting and faith in African American culture. The following are iterations of a piece called "A Love Supreme"...


With an MFA from Yale in fine arts and hence extraordinary skill...


 He paints large-scale murals of patchwork...


His work is widely collected and there are a couple for sale at 1st Dibs...


This one titled "She Wore Her Quilts" 2005-2008 portrays a woman in a garment reminiscent of the brightly colored polyester coat that Victoria Findlay Wolfe owns...


 This piece "Midst the Blues" 2011 is a more abstracted quilt painting...


Sedrick Huckaby talks about his work and his 2013 "Hidden in Plain Sight" exhibit in a compelling 10 minute short film on YouTube. It is pretty hard to resist an artist who describes quilting as "women's jazz"!!!

10 comments:

  1. Amazing!! Thanks so much for posting about this guy and his work, just begun to watch the YouTube link but will see it all later this evening.

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    1. He is very articulate about his work and I have serious art envy for his skills:) Hope you enjoy the film!

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  2. Thanks, Susannah! I'm off to look at the video right now!

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  3. interesting! I'll check out the video.

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  4. Great POST! I love the art! Great color and movement!!

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