Color Improvisations 2 is a new exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by textile artist and quilter Nancy Crow, one of North America’s most celebrated and inﬂuential makers. On display at the Textile Museum of Canada until September this year, the exhibition includes 25 spectacular large-format quilts by 25 artists hailing from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States – including a piece by Crow herself.
This project grew out of Crow’s interest in celebrating the ‘majesty, strength and energy of large textile works, specifically large quilts.’ While the exhibitors’ collective use of rich, solid colours, improvisational piecing and intricate machine quilting are all at the service of pure abstract design, each artist maintains a strong individual identity in this new show.
Color Improvisations 2 premiered at the Museum Tuch und Technik in Germany in 2016, and has subsequently been shown in Spain, Switzerland and France. A select number of works will also be presented at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but for now, this is the exhibition’s first North American, and only Canadian venue.
Color Improvisations 2, until September 2018
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2H5