Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"Under-Cover" Press Release

January 30, 2008

Contact: Amy Shaw

Hours: Tues-Sun 12-7, Thurs 12-9

February 7 – March 20, 2008
Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8pm

This winter, Greenjeans is presenting “Under-Cover,” a juried group show of small quilts with a new sculpture series by Jane Kaufmann.

Celebrated clay artist Jane Kaufmann of Durham, New Hampshire, created a brand new sculpture series around the theme of beds for this exhibition. Each of the 20 “beds” (most of them raku-fired) features a figure cheerfully emerging from under a narrative blanket. The “Flower Bed” (shown left) is festooned with yellow roses, and the “Feather Bed” plumes with real feathers. The “Day Bed” incorporates her classic Sunman figure.

The other half of “Under-Cover” features small quilts (all under 14-inches square) ranging from the experimental to the traditional, handmade by quiltmakers from around the country. Selected with Brooklyn quiltmaker Erin Wilson following a national call for entries, the group of quilts offers a taste of what quiltmaking is today.

All works in “Under-Cover” will be available to view and purchase from Greenjeans Online. The complete quilt submissions will also be on

Press images available by request.

Posted by Amy Shaw.
Images: “Flower Bed” by Jane Kaufmann, and Quilt by Steven Stichter, courtesy of the artists.

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