Soft Still Life
October 3-October 31
Collection of hand-quilted and painted textiles by Lindsay Jordan Kretchun.
After years of working primarily as a painter and illustrator, Lindsay Jordan Kretchun began an exploration of quilting as a leap into a long time love of textile and pattern. Having drawn most of her inspiration from dark humor and folklore, the act of quilting brings a deep sense of storytelling through material, tradition and intimacy in a familial object. To the artist, each piece must be practically useful (intended to be used, washed, and loved) as well as aesthetically and technically captivating. Like her paintings, playful nuisance, surprise and an underlying narrative make their way into each textile piece, pared down into shape, color and pattern. With technique and time, each quilt records the process of combining multidisciplinary practices as it patiently unfolds.
For Portland Textile Month, Lindsay is excited to present a collection of hand quilted, hand painted quilts. An adaptation of the classic still life motif – objects suspended in time. Every stitch is an expression of the human connection to the material, each captures a sense of stillness.
This event is in conjunction with Portland Housing Month.