Layers are everywhere. They become apparent when we plumb the earth’s surface, make archeological digs to discover the history of civilizations, explore human anatomy, dress for the weather, dig in freshly fallen snow, and count rings in the stump of a tree. Layers are abstract, too. We find them in language when we ponder the hidden meanings in novels, poems, conversations, and puns.
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska: April 4 - July 30, 2017
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, Oklahoma: May 1- August 18, 2018
City of St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah: November 10, 2018 – March 9, 2019
Brigham City Museum of Art & History, Brigham City, Utah: June 22 - August 31, 2019
For the last 40 years, Risë Nagin has maintained her studio in Pittsburgh. Trained as a painter at Carnegie Mellon University, she began working in textiles and developed a technique of staining and layering translucent fabric to create quilts, kimonos, and books that marry the concerns of painting and contemporary craft.