Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

"Sallie", 1996 29 x 21 inches
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Mother and Child Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Jack Lenor Larsen fabrics, secured from the designer, were worked by Lesch to produce this fabric collage now on exhibit at U of L's Schneider Hall in Louisville, KY Posted by Picasa

Fabric Portrait, Alma Wallace Lesch

included in the U of L exhibition: Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric

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Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric
the exhibition runs through March '06 at Schneider Hall on the campus of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, usa.

Mother and Child, pictured here, is on loan from the Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN.

This full length textile portrait, from the early group of Lesch's signature 'portraits' using vintage clothing w/embellished surface areas and densely embroidered borders, reveals hundreds of buttons on the child's dress giving the textured illusion of an Amish quilt surface delicately puckered by thousands of close hand quilted stitches evident in their 19th century textiles.... again, the linen background fuses the palette into a painterly sensibility not seen in many other artists' textile collages of the 1960s-70s when Alma Lesch developed this form we now call Portraits.
The Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric has opened in Louisville's Covi Gallery in the Hite Art Institute galleries on the U of L campus.