* Radical Elements

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Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibition, each of the selected artists created a new work influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations came from anything relating to that element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products made from it. Both representational and abstract works were welcomed.

The artists were also asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibition was the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and is a signature exhibition for SAQA.

Curator: Jill Rumoshosky Werner  VIEW statement »
Managing Curator: Gigi Kandler

Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland: April 1 - May 9, 2014
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC: May 18, 2015 - October 19, 2015
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, Florida: May 28 - August 27, 2016
International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), McAllen, TX - September 24, 2016 through January 8, 2017. 

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