A Common Thread
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Guest Curated by Susan O’Malley
March 7th – July 5th
520 S. 1st Street, San Jose CA
A Common Thread brings together the artwork of seventeen contemporary artists from across the United States who examine and sometimes subvert the centuries-old tradition of needlework. Representing a sampling of a larger wave of stitching fanatics, the artists in A Common Thread find inspiration in the medium’s history, materials, technique, and process to create works that are surprising, provocative, and at times, deeply personal. The exhibit runs from March 7 – July 5, 2015 with an opening reception March 15, from 2-4 pm.
Artwork by: Emily Barletta, Gwenn Beope, Chandra Cerrito, Joe Cunningham, Lauren DiCioccio, Josh Greene, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Joetta Maue, Stacey Page, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Jeana Eva Klein, Rebecca Ringquist, LJ Roberts, Hadar Sobol, Jessica Tang, Claudia Tennyson, and Amanda Valdez.
Many people far and wide are reeling from news of the sudden passing of beloved Bay Area artist and curator of this exhibit, Susan O’Malley, who collapsed last Wednesday, Feb. 24th, and never regained consciousness while in her last week of pregnancy with twins, who survived only briefly. I hope this exhibit helps to honor her life and celebrate her legacy. Please visit http://morebeautifulthanyoucouldeverimagine.com/ for more information.