Recent quilts and prints
Elizabeth Leach Gallery is thrilled to present its third exhibition of work by the quilters of Gee's Bend.
The art world has remained entranced by the unique works created within this Alabama hamlet since the
2002 opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The graphic, bold compositions of
their quilts have been compared to works by modernists ranging from Hans Hoffman to Barnett Newman
and Mark Rothko.
The work of four women from Gee's Bend- Loretta Bennett, Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph and
Nettie Young- are showcased in our October exhibition. Each of of these women brings their own
distinguished voice to the medium. The quilters will be speaking at the Pacific Northwest College of Art
on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm.
Also on view will be new prints from the Fall 2007 release of The Prints of Gee's Bend, produced by
Paulson Press in San Francisco. Using a combination of softground and spitbite aquatint etching
processes, Paulson's master printers have worked alongside the women to generate prints which echo
the subtleties and textures of the quilted fabric.