A series of reconfigured bed quilts.
From Gallery Diet press release for The Sleeping Cowboy and Mary/Steven
Christy Gast will show a pair of textile pieces entitled The Sleeping Cowboy and Mary/Steven. Both are made of reconfigured handmade bed quilts, and reference portraits included in her recent book of photography Source, released by [NAME] Publications. Coaxing out the human history of the fabrication and use of these utilitarian textiles, Gast pushes and pulls the flat surface of the objects: cutting, twisting and prodding until new, nearly figurative abstractions emerge. The Sleeping Cowboy and Mary/Steven is the third exhibition in a series for the summer of 2013 which highlights one work at a time for periods of two to three weeks. This series of exhibitions drives the viewers’ attention toward a single work within each artist’s practice.