A View Within

A Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists

2015 Exhibit Dates
Oct 02 To Nov 02

Body imaging in the form of CT scans, MRIs, X-rays, and ultrasounds provide a powerful window for doctors to view dramatic, non-invasive images of our anatomy. As artists, Paula Chung and Karen Rips find these images compelling, as they can be seen literally or simply as shapes and lines, dark and light spaces.

Working separately from the same image, each artist interprets the beauty, strength, and vulnerability of the human body through the medium of textiles. The result is a series of paired textile pieces, which interpret individual images of the human body from the perspective of each artist. Chung's pieces tend towards realism, while Rips' works are generally abstract.

Paula Chung received Silver and Bronze Awards at the 9th Quilt Nihon Exhibition in Tokyo, and her work was included in the International TECHstyle Art Biennial at the San Jose Quilt Museum. Karen Rips exhibited at the 2014 World of Threads Festival in Toronto and is a participating artist in Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge. Both artists have exhibited in Quilt=Art=Quilts and at Quilt National, and they have had solo shows at the former ArtQuilt Gallery, NYC.