The current issue of the juried magazine New American Paintings features three pieces by Beaver visual arts teacher and department head Rebecca Roberts.
According to the magazine’s website, with annual submissions topping 5,000, New American Paintings has become America’s largest and most important series of artist competitions.
The pieces are “paintings” that are created with sewn-together fabric. Rebecca showed some of these pieces in the fall at a show in Beaver’s Nancy Lincoln Gallery. Her artist’s statement for that show explained:
Each painting begins with the relationship between two or three fabrics – their color, texture, or pattern.
The painting develops as I take the pieces of fabric apart (by cutting) and put them back together (by sewing) over and over again. Unlike quilting, I do not find pieces of scrap fabric and make arrangements to sew them together.
In April, Rebecca will be showing at the Proof Gallery in Boston.