Saturday, August 28, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Jude Bond at 215 College Gallery in Burlington

A Gathering of Skirts by Jude Bond will be at 215 College Gallery, 215 College Street in Burlington from Sept. 10-Oct. 3. The opening reception will be on Friday, Sept. 17th from 5-8 PM, with an informal gallery talk at 5:30.

Jude Bond has gathered new two and three-dimensional works and several 2008 sculptures to present a quirky, slightly irreverent, slightly erotic look at women and gatherings – gatherings of fabric, gatherings of women, gatherings of food stuffs and more.

In the piece entitled Skirts three-dimensional fiber and glass dolls invite the viewer to explore what lies beneath – beneath their billowing hand stitched skirts that is. Think putting up, putting out, and putting by, à la ball jars in the root cellar.

In Stitch vintage photographic works are obfuscated by organza overlays and machine stitching to twin and double-expose the private lives of women and girls.

And look for the digitally altered photo series entitled Time Travel in which Jude has dressed in authentic period clothing (summer whites) for photographic portraits, and insinuated herself into scenes from the early 1900’s.

This mixed media show includes drawing, photography, sculpture, and art textiles stitched both by hand and machine. The materials are rich and varied and they work together to create a cohesive theme, A Gathering of Skirts.

Gallery Hours are Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-6, and Sunday 12-4.

Image: Lily and Lila