Art up front street studios and gallery presents Anne Kenny December’s Featured Artist. Wonderful contemporary “Industrial Quilts” made of wire, metal, mesh and upcycled computer parts. Stunning original, hand-stitched creations.
Join us and meet Anne at a special winter holiday reception Friday, December 6 from 5 to 7.
“My Industrial Quilts have been influenced by industry and technology both aesthetically and conceptually. The methods and materials I use in my quilts are nontraditional. The repetitive format and industrial materials are used for their standardized, manufactured appearance. The Amoskeag Textile Mill history in New Hampshire and the “mill girls” continue to inspire my work.
I try to emphasize the contrasts between machine-made and hand-made objects. I attempt to make reference to both industrial and post-industrial mechanization while retaining the personal and expressive aspects of traditional quilt making. The contrasts of machine-made versus hand-made are designed to complement each other, yet provoke the controversy surrounding the way things of value are made.
The quilt is a very personal image to me and by working with unconventional materials in this format I am better able to make references to the world I live in. Art parallels progress, modern industry, and invention. These influences create new forms of expression and aesthetics. I am exploring these forms and new ways of seeing. My quilts are suggestive of a new aesthetic which combines traditional and nontraditional quilt
VIDEO about Anne by Natasha Stoppel:
This week on An Artist Story we meet with Anne Marie Kenny to chat about her unique and beautiful industrial quilts. Learn about how the women of the industrial age influenced her work. You can see more of Anne's work at Art up front street studios and gallery here in Exeter.
Posted by Exeter TV on Friday, February 23, 2018
Kenny’s work is in the following
Permanent & Individual Collections:
Odetta Gallery NY
Museum of Arts & Design NY
Currier Museum of Art NH
Fidelity Investments NH MA
Lowe’s Corporate Headquarters NC
SAS Institute Inc. NC
Teleglobe Washington DC
PSNH Corporate Lobby NH
American Tung Oil Co. NY
BBDO Advertising Group MI
PC Connections NH
The Rosenberg Group MD
Taylor Group NH
National Telephone Co-op MD
City National Bank LA
Grant Hill NBA Athlete
Wheaton College MA
for more info on Anne’s amazing work… https://www.facebook.com/industrialquilts/
Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery
120 Front Street Exeter NH, 03833
603 418 6286
~ Art Up Front Street is an artists’ collective with 9 working studio spaces in Exeter, NH. We host two large OPEN STUDIOS each year on the first weekends in May and November.
~ We make art and we exhibit the work of our artists …plus we welcome an occasional guest artist or collaboration with other local art groups. Our gallery has original paintings, prints, photography, abstracts, landscapes, adornments, watercolor, jewelry, stitched expressions, and assemblage. We are proud to be the first artist collective in Exeter, NH.
~ Classroom space is available to rent by other area artists and good-energy-spreaders.
~ Art Up Front Street is located at 120 Front Street in uptown Exeter, NH near the railroad tracks. Easy to spot, just look for the yellow flower murals! Free parking is on the left rear side of the studio in the back lot.
~ Open 5 days a week. Regular hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10-7, plus Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-4. Closed holidays.For more, go to ArtUpFrontStreet.com. Email [email protected] us on Instagram, Facebook, Trip Advisor. Call 603.418.6286.