October 14, 2012–February 10, 2013
Expanding on the conversation between artists working in the shared medium of quilting, Fiber Dialogues presents a group of Southern California artists interested in responding to works in the Quilt National exhibition concurrently on view. Inspired by visual, conceptual or technical cues, this counterpoint exhibit creates a dialogue between the two exhibitions and participating artists. Featured artists include Jane LaFazio, Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Joanell Connolly, Lek Namnath and Terry Waldron, among others.
The intention of Fiber Dialogues is to give voice to regional contemporary quilt artists and engage them with the Quilt National exhibition on view at OMA. While Quilt National is an international juried exhibition, OMA wanted to stay true to its mission of presenting artwork and artists with a strong connection to California. By inviting a small group of artists to synthesize and interpret works in the Quilt National exhibition, they were able to find innate existing connections that provided an intriguing platform for the universal role of image-making through contemporary quilting.