SAQA’s Textile Posters brings together the familiarity of quilts with the equally familiar vernacular of posters to create a visually exciting, informative, and emotional exhibition. Selected pieces reflect the wide diversity of posters. What all have in common is an emblematic economy of text and imagery.
Posters are meant to convey a message in the blink of an eye, be it to inform, educate, or persuade. It is that particular aesthetic consideration which characterizes these textile artworks.
Some posters grab the viewer’s attention in an attempt to be heard above the incessant demands of other media. Other posters are more subtle in their approach, forcing the viewer to study the components in detail, intending to open a reflective dialogue.
Juror: Joseph Lupo
Born in Chicago, Joseph Lupo received a BFA from Bradley University and an MFA from the University of Georgia. In 2004 he joined the faculty of West Virginia University, where he serves as Printmaking Program Coordinator and Graduate Studies Coordinator.
International Quilt Festival – Houston, TX, November 2017
International Quilt Festival – Chicago, Illinois, April 2018
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